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OUR MANY FRIENDS and customers everywhere we present herewith our offering's of 
choice Irises, Lilies, and other bulbs and plants. Our collection of iris is one of the best and 
most modern in the world, and as specialists in this flower we have devoted a major portion of 
our catalogue to the iris. But lovers of flowers in general will, we hope, find much of interest 
besides the iris, for we have to offer several especially fine HARDY LILIES, an exceptionally inter- 
esting collection of ORIENTAL POPPIES, a dozen new HYBRID HEMEROCALLIS, and some 
unusual BULBOUS IRIS for the early spring garden. For satisfactory results all of these items should be 
planted in the summer or early autumn. 



Bargain Collections — 

Iris, Asia 27 

Bulbous 30 

Dolly Madison 13 

Frivolite 23 

Indian Chief 13 

Japanese 37, 38 

Meldoric 16 

Midgard 19 

Novelty 7 

Bare Varieties 16 

Lilies, Hardy 47 

Hemeroeallis 40 

Poppies, Oriental 42 

Bearded Iris List 4-28 

Bearded Iris, Cultivation of 29 

Cultivation of Bearded Irises 29 

Cultivation of Dutch, English, and Spanish Iris 29 

Dutch Iris 30, 31 

Dutch Iris, Cultivation of 29 


Dwarf (Eock Garden) Bearded Iris 33 

English Iris 34 

English Iris, Cultivation of 29 

Pall Blooming Irises 28 

How to Grow Lilies Successfully (Important) 33 

Introductions for 1934 4, 5 

.Japanese Iris 3.5-39 

.Japanese Iris Collections 37, 38 

Lilies 44-47 

Lilies, Cultivation of (Important) 33 

Lilies, Hardy Collection 47 

Lilies, Hemeroeallis 40,41 

Lilies, Hemeroeallis Collection 40 

Lilies, Sunset 47 

Poppies, Oriental 42, 43 

Popxiies, Oriental Collection 42 

Eock Garden (Dwarf) Bearded Iris 33 

Spanish Iris 31 

Spanish Iris, Cultivation of 29 

Special Combination Offers 4 

Spurias, Beardless Iris , 32 


Oregon, and especially the AYillamette Valley, has 
acquired a Avorld-Avide reputation for bulb and plant 
production. Our gardens are located in the heart of 
this renowned valley, and all of the stock we offer is 
grown right here. This fact, coupled with our clean 
and intensive cultural methods, enables us to furnisli 
plants of a quality that few growers can duplicate. 
Our iris rhizomes are of exceptional size and vigor, 
and in many instances one root purchased from us in 
July or August will reward the owner with two or 
three flower stalks the very first season after plant- 

Our iris rhizomes are NOT IRRIGATED. NOT 
IRIS BORER! Likewise, our lilies and other bulbs 
are large, sound, and free from pests and diseases. 
They are grown right here and are perfectly fresli 
when they stai't on their journey to your garden. 

Terms: Cash with the order, either check, draft, 
or money order. Enclosing cash in your letter may 
result in loss. 2.5% Avill hold until shipping date. 

Discount: You may select additional plants to the 
value of 10% of your order if it totals .$3 or more. 
OFFERS, however. Three of any 25c irises for 50c. 

-{ Pa(/e 

Shipments: AYill be made on bearded irises begin- 
ning about June 20th. If you your order sent 
later, or on any specific date, we shall carry out your 
instructions. Early shipments permit plants to be- 
come established before winter sets in, but rhizomes 
are not as large in July as they Avould be in August. 
We prefer to ship around July 10th as an ideal time. 


Transportation: Prepaid express or parcel post, 
whichever we deem most expedient. Be sure and 
state your express office, if different from postal 
address. We pack in dry excelsior in well ventilated 
cardboard cartons and guarantee safe delivery to 
point of address. All shipments are insured. Remem- 
ber, we PREPAY all costs — the prices quoted herein 
are for delivery to your door. 

We Guarantee all biilbs and plants to be true to 
name, first size, free from disease and pests, and to 
reach you in live and healthy condition. We do not 
guarantee them to live or grow in your garden under 
conditions over which we have no control. 

Tivo y 

Along the Trail of Beauty 

For Color, 
Ease of Culture, 
Prolonged Flowering, 
A Joyful Hohhy — 


Are Unsurpassed 

For the Amateur or 
the Connoisseur 

C to 

Toull find them all here 

Are They Hardy? 
Can We Ship So Far? 



and Every State in the Union 

If you would paint your landscape with brilliance, or with 
bewitching pastoral tints; if you wish colorful border clumps, 
or if you grow your flowers for cutting and indoor enjoyment, 
the Iris, in some form or species, will fill the need. The collect- 
ing of fine irises, like the accumulating of rare paintings or 
antiques, is a fascinating and inspiring hobby. And best of all, 
no group of flowers presents fewer obstacles to success. 

Among the world's finest and most varied collections is 
the planting in our gardens. The beginner with flowers, with 
only a small sum to spend, will find a wealth of beauty obtain- 
able for a modest outlay. And likewise, the estate owner and 
others to whom expense is a secondary consideration will find 
the ultimate in rarity and perfection offered within these 

Right now, in every state in this country, every province 
in Canada except the extreme Northern portion, and in far 
away Australia as well as in the British Isles, Irises and other 
bulbs from Cooley's Gardens are growing lustily! On page 
28 you will find a few expressions from satisfied gardeners 
who have entrusted us with their iris and other bulb orders. 
You too, if you live in a spot where a garden can be grown, 
may have complete confidence that stock bought from us will 
arrive in perfect condition, and, with reasonable care, enjoy 
perfect success. 


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for 1934 

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The following six new irises 
are herewith offered for the 
first time. They are the result 
of years of painstaking care 
and planning in hybridizing 
work carried on by Dr. R. E. 
Kleinsorge, and are distinct 
from anything now in com- 

Cooley introductions of the 
past include many celebrities 
in the iris world — among them 
are Meldoric, Zuni, Venus de 
Milo, Eloise Lapham, Leg- 
end, Ethelwyn Dubuar, Tap- 
estry, Surprise; and Klamath 
and Crown Prince by Dr. 
Kleinsorge. All of these have 
either received awards of the 
American Iris Society or have 
been accorded favorable pub- 
licity by the AIS bulletins and 
in exhibits here and abroad. 
We confidently expect these 
new varieties to make an 
equally impressive showing. 

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Special Combination Offers 

One each of these new introductions, the total list price of which is $81.50, for $70. 

One of each, except ITASCA, a $56.50 value, for $45. 

One of each, except ANAKIM and YAKIMA, a $64 value, for $55. 

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Gig-antic lavender, so outstandin<i' in its color class 
as to defy all predecessors. Desi)ite its colossal size, 
the flowers are j^-raceful in effect, well carried on 
stems over four feet tall. The extremely broad falls 
are a noticeable feature in this flowei- oi' architec- 
tural perfection. Each $10.00 


A positive self of the darkest, yet most vivid, deep 
amethyst. It carries no veining wliatsoever, and the 
great depth of tone is intensified by a heavy brown 
beard, underlaid with blue. The texture is like silk, 
and the flowers are rounded in -shape, with nicely 
branched stalks 30 to 36 inches high. Robert Schrei- 
ner, seeing this in flower in the originator's garden 
this spring, declared it to be one of the greatest and 
most distinct irises turned out in recent years. Very 
few plants in existence. Each $25.00 


A most brilliant variegata that provides a notable 
highlight in any planting. This iris, in contrasting 
tones of yellow and reddish purj^le, differs from 
others of its type such as Crown Prince in that it is 
very miich taller and contains more red tlian brown. 
Since it increases rapidly, we have a fair amount of 
stock and can price it very reasonably for a new 
introduction. A free bloomer and easy grower, mak- 
ing a sjiectacular garden mass. See page 7. 

Each $7.50 

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Huge cream self, outstanding not only as an exhi- 
bition spike, but as a garden specimen as well. The 
broad, s])reading, ivory textured blooms generally 
come out in grou])s of three or four simultaneously, 
and each stem will carry from twelve to fifteen flow- 
ers. The spacing is perfect, as the photograph on the 
opposite page is a normal specimen and gives a clear 
idea of the candelabra effect. An offspring of Dolly 
Madison, its hardiness is beyond question. Four feet 
in height. Each $15.00 


A blend of ]nnk and yellow, with an underlying 
cast of pale blue. A self in effect, although the stan- 
dards are slightly lighter and reflect the glints of 
dust-like golden particles. A very large iris, quite 
early, on stems from 30 to 36 inches tall. With the 
sun on it. or through it, Mehama is one of the most 
enchanting tliing.s in the garden. Each $12.00 

Mountain Sunset 

An indescribable medley of fawn and old gold, 
equally suffused in the standards, and the falls en- 
tirely overlaid with varying shades of violet. Novel 
in shape as well as in co]f)r; a blend of pastoral tints 
that invites close inspection. Very late, medium in 
size, thirty inches tall. Each $12.00 



A rich, soft, reddish buff combination. The 
stems are slender but the flowers are of very large 
size and well spaced. This is a lovely and very un- 
usual blend, the colorings being suggestive of the 
name. Very few rhizomes for sale ; each $4.50 


Good sized pale yellow with luminous center of 
deeper coloi-ing. This iris, which has received a silver 
medal of the A. I. S., is a very free bloomer and 
increases rapidly, thus being especially desirable 
where a mass of soft yellow is wanted in the garden. 

Each 25c; three for 50c; $1.50 per 10 


An autumn flowering iris that, with us at least, 
has not only bloomed in the spring and fall, but 
throughout the summer as well. Those who already 
have among fall bloomers the Avhite, purple, and yel- 
low varieties from the Sass Brothers, will welcome 
this French variety, because it adds a different color 
note — one of red-brown and fawn, with some of the 
pigment found in Dauntless, although by no means 
as red. Rhizomes are usually quite small, but the 
flowers are of large size, and there just seems to be 
no end to its blooming possibilities. 
, Each 25c; three for 50c 


An English silver medal winner, with ruffled 
flowers of blended tones in yellow and soft lavender- 
pink. The stems are slender and graceful, and it 
makes a lovely cut flower. Small rhizomes. 
. " Each 35c; three for $1.00 


A new type A-ariegata from Hans Sass. Of 
Nebraska X Rameses parentage, with fine yellow 
standards and red falls, on -iO-inch well branched 
stems. Each $3.50 

Alta California 

Standards clear yellow, falls deep yellow, faintly 
bronzed. LTnquestionably among the leading yellows 
of recent introduction, and has performed superbly 
in Minnesota as well as in New England and Califor- 
nia. The large blossoms are of smooth firm texture, 
produced on splendid stems. Each $6.00 


A magnificent and very dependable iris that 
every garden should have. Bronze standards and 
rich red-brown falls, large in size, and of bold grow- 
ing habit. Each 25c 


The Longfield Iris Farm introduced Andante in 
1930 as a greatly improved Germaine Perthuis. The 
great black buds unfold into flowers of perfect form 
and wondrous beauty. General effect is daiifest pur- 
ple. Avith very bright orange beard. One of the excel- 
lent features is the almost total absence of veining. 

Each 75c ; three for $2.00 


A new departure in the plicata grou]i — a com- 
bination of light lilac standards with white falls bor- 

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dered rose. Beautifully ruffled, medium in size, it is 
a very dainty garden subject with the fragrance of 
clover. Each 75c 

Anne-Marie Cayeux 

The smooth, soft tones of this iris are indescrib- 
able. The introducer says "a delicate blending of the 
sky's colors at sunset and those of a pigeon's 
throat." The floAvers are very large, of an unusual 
thick and leathery substance. The Avhole effect is 
Avonderfully beautiful — soft rosy heliotrope blended 
with greyish amber, beard orange. One of the finest 
things ever to come from France. Limited stock. 

Each. $4.00 


Fine new French introduction, but little known. 
Creamy standards, white falls, speckled and overlaid 
blue. Large bloom of unusual fragrance, and a novel 
color effect. Each 25c 


A small flower of distinct red or crimson broAvn 
coloring. ]\Iakes a wonderful mass, and hicreases 
rapidly. Each 25c 


Very fragrant and beautiful violet-pink self, with 
white flushed throat. Tall stalks, lasting long in 
bloom. Each 25c; three for 50c 


Very late sort Avith rich yelloAv standards and 
chestnut falls. Tall, slender stalks. One of the best 
variegatas. Each 25c 


A delicate yelloAv of A'ery large size and perfec- 
tion of form, raised by Eugene Baudry of Massachu- 
setts. At the Boston shoAV in 1930 it Avas aAvarded an 
H. M. and created a A^ery faA'orable impression at 
Freeport. Illinois, last spring. One of the best of our 
several outstanding ucav yelloAv irises. Each $7.50 


One of the most famous irises ever offered and 
still one of the best and most distinct. Standards 
silvery laA'ender. shading to yelloAv. Falls pale red- 
purple, lighter near the margins. Very brilliant 
beard. Blooms of huge size, on foiu'-foot stems. 

See page 27. Each 25c; three for 50c 


One of the largest varieties, of a peculiar shade 
of manganese violet. A sort of heliotrope color, with 
monster blooms freely produced. Each 40c 

Beau Sabreur 

A rich variegata introduced in 1930 by the Long- 
field Iris Farm. Bright orange-yelloAv standards, 
lightly stained bronze : falls very rich and velvety, of 
deep red-broAvn. This is a very rapid increaser. a 
single rhizome making a clump in one year's time. 
The ncAV "CroAvn Prince" is a floAver of this type, 
but of much greater size and height. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 

Six Y 




Any 5, your choice^ for $12.50 

DogT()«t', Lai-go, Kubeo, Depute Xomblot, Tig'ei'-TijJier, Gileatl, ^liiiistre V. David, 
;\Irs. Herbert Hoover, Nurmahal, Sachem, Selene, Ethelwyn Dubuar, p]loise Lapham, 
or any of tliose in the "^lekloi'ic" collection on page 16. 

•| Pa(/e Seven }> 


A fine blend, with light tan standards and pink- 
ish cinnamon falls, overlaid brown. Superior to 
either Dejazet or Isoline. Each 50c 

Blue Banner 

A fine tall iris in two shades of blue, the stan- 
dards very bright and frilled, the falls deep velvety 
blue with a narrow band of brilliant blue matching 
the standards. An outstanding blue effect in the 
garden. Each 85c 

Blue Velvet 

Few irises have received more favorable comment 
during the past four years than lias this rich velvety 
seedling from the hand of Dr. Loomis of Colorado 
Springs. An iris of the Swazi type, larger, bluer, 
and finer in every way. Not very rapid of increase, 
it will be in demand for a long time to come. 


Fairly recent, not especially rare, but one of the 
best and most brilliant light type variegatas. Tower- 
ing to four feet or more, a clump is a distinctive, 
high-light in the garden. Standards clear amber yel- 
loAV, falls flushed light purple, yellow near the edges. 
One of Miss Sturtevant's best. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 


Pale pinkish buff, entirely overlaid lavender. 
Very tall, with vigorous foliage, and rapid of in- 
crease. Each 35c 


Certainly one of the best of all Dominion seed- 
lings, and in fact one of the world's finest irises. 
Massive in size, with broad falls of deep, velvety, 
crimson-purple. Indispensable. Each 40c 


Soft yelloAv flushed light clear pink in both stan- 
dards and falls, overlaid sky blue in the center of 
each fall. A floAver of bewitching effect, ruffled like 
Midgard, and an extra free bloomer. Each $2.00 


A bright clear yellow, flowers of medium size. l)ut 
well branched and produced abundantly. This is fine 
for massing, or to provide a rich yellow effect in the 
iris border. ' Each 25c 


Pale lemon-cream, of Moonlight derivation. A 
very new introduction from England which has had 
little publicity, but is deserving of a place among the 
iris aristocracy. Blossoms of great size, slightly ruf- 
fled, splendid stem and branching habit; slightly 
tender. ^ Each $1.00 


This Dominion seedling is the parent or gi'and- 
parent of a large majority of the finest Dominion 
strain irises of recent introduction. It stands today 
as one of the largest, richest, brightest and mos\ 
velvety of all irises, and no collection should be with- 
out it. Standards are rosy fawn shading to yellow at 
the base; falls ;t glowing ricli r('d-l)i'own. edged witli 
buff. Each 25c ; three for 50c ; $1.50 per 10 

Buechley's Giant 

Introduced liy C. F. AVassenburg of Van Wert, 
Ohio. Like our old favorite, Lord of June, but of 
even greater size, on cane-like stalks and of wonder- 
ful substance. A great advance in the Itlue-toned 
group. Each $6.00 


A very dark, solid purple, from the Sass Brothers, 
one of the darkest of all irises, and a very early one. 
Flowers are of large size, rounded in shape, and 
without any veining or reticulation. A very free 
blooming iris on medium lieight stems. 

Planted Avith the yellow Desert Gold, which 
blooms at the same time, a most striking garden 
effect is created. Each 30c 

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Each $2.00 CaRFAX 

This striking iris, produced on stems that branch 
foui"-way, six to eight in number, is heralded in Eng- 
land as an advance in iris breeding comparable to 
the introduction of Dominion. The blooms are huge, 
splendidly formed, and in color are a rich auricula 
red purple. The beard is inconspicuous, there being 
nothing to detract from the intense richness of the 
velvety falls. Height close to 4 feet. Carfax is an- 
other silver medal winner. Each $2.00 

Caroline E. Stringer 

A few years ago the Sass's gave us this lovely 
apple blossom pink — a pink so pale and delicate that 
it is almost a tinted white. It still stands as one of 
the really excellent things in fine iris, and at the 
present very low price no one should be without it. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 


Another of the fine new yellows ap])earing in our 
catalog for the first time. With its soft smooth finish, 
heavy substance, and uniform lemon chrome color- 
ing, Chromylla has steadfastly advanced in popu- 
larity until it stands in the front rank of modern 
yellow irises. Of coru-se there are a number of very 
good new ones, and tastes are bound to differ, but 
we can highlv recommend this one. 

H.M., AIS 1931. 

A. M., AIS 1932. Each $7.50 


Wonderfully rich, deep purple, medium size flow- 
ers on tall stems. Each 35c; three for $1.00 


Truly one of the finest garden irises, with bril- 
liant yellow standards, and falls of the same color 
heavily stained carmine. Quite tall. Each 25c 

Clara Noyes 

This lovely warm blend from the Sass gardens has 
been a sensation in the iris world for the past three 
years. The coloring is a medley of peach and apricot 
tones, suggesting the rich and brilliant blendings of 
the rose "Talisman." A beautiful novelty which is 
always a complete sell-out each season, so order early 
to prevent disappointment. Small rhizomes always. 

See page 19. Each $2.50 

Eight y 


A goi'geous thing of the Asia type, of Dominion 
form and texture, with wide, flaring falls, and a 
stiff, cane-like stem. The huge standards appear to 
be fashioned out of gold leaf, gradually shading to 
reddish-lavender in the upper portion. The beard 
and center of the flower glows so vividly that Mr. 
Grinter, the hybridizer, says that when he looks 
into it, it almost seems to be alive. Classic is dis- 
tinctly from the average run of introductions and 
we heartily recommend it. Each $1.50 


Introduced as a white Aphrodite, one of the 
parents. As clean and clear as a crystal, with lovely 
form, slender branching stems, this free flowering 
white is distinct from all other white irises, and as a 
result it was awarded the silver medal at the English 
Iris Society's exhii)it in London in 1930. Columbine 
is a very fast multiplier, our own stock increasing 
about 50 to one in three years. Each $2.00 


A very tall and robust ii'is with large flowers of 
copper-bronze, overlaid with velvety red. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 


For those who do not feel like investing in the 
newer yellows offered in this list because of the 
higher cost, we sincerely recommend Coronation. It 
is a uniform deep yellow, absolutely hardy, doesn't 
fade, and compares well with irises of recent intro- 
duction in other colors. Our large stock has been 
built up to meet the demand which we felt sure 
would come when growers realized the value of this 
yellow. Each 40c; three for $1.00 

Crown Prince 

Finest and richest of Dominion variegatas, with 
deep orange-yellow standards and falls of dark and 
velvety red-brown, solid to the edge. Produced by 
Dr. Kleinsorge, it was included in Schreiner's list of 
"100 Super-Iris" in 1933. A sturdy and reliable grow- 
er, it increases rather slowly, and we have only a 
few plants for sale. Each $7.50 


The peer of all red irises, a Dykes medal winner 
in America, and certainly one of the finest things 
ever introduced. The blooms are of great size, on 
tall stems, and flower over a long season. In color 
Dauntless appears much redder than most other so- 
called red irises, due partly to the fact that it carries 
a mixture of orange and brown in its pigment and 
very little blue or purple. Across the garden it glows 
like fire. Each $2.00 ; three for $5.00 


Very lovely plicata with only the rose style 
branches to detract from its whiteness. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 

Desert Dawn 

(ilorious yellow and laveiitlei- hleiid. the gold of 
the center extending almost to the tips of the stan- 



dards and falls, which are pure lavender. A great 
im]n-ovenient on Candlelight, with less lavender, 
larger blooms, and a stronger stem. 

Each $5.00 

Desert Gold 

A very early, very large, and extremely fine ad- 
dition to our growing list of yellow sorts. Desert 
Gold is not a deep yellow, nor is it a pale yellow- 
comparable to anything we now have in this class. 
Standards are large and domed, pure light yellow. 
Falls are extra broad and are a very light yellow, 
but the central portion is of an unusually brilliant 
chrome, with a heavy, deep yellow beard, and this 
makes for an effect not present in any other yellow. 
It certainly is deserving of a position among the best 
new introductions. Nothing else like it. See cut on 
page 13. H. M. AIS 1931. A. M. 1932. Each $2.00 


A very beautiful, superb pink iris, with very 
large, oval shaped flowers in a uniform shade of soft 
pink, with deep gold beard. The stalks are almost 
shoulder high, and in the English trial grounds at 
Wisley it proved a sensation. American visitors at 
the English shows were struck with its beauty. Dog- 
rose was awarded the silver medal at the London 
show when exhibited as a seedling in 1929. Very 
limited stock. See page 7. 

Each $4.00; three for $10.00 

Nine Y 

depute nomblot 
Depute Nomblot 

The world's greatest iris. Blooming for the first 
time in America during the season of 1930, it almost 
bowled over all wlio saw it. Since that time it 
has i)i'()veii worthy of first iiu|)ressions, and from 
England and Prance, as well as from all sections of 

this country, come songs of praise for this imposing 
giant of the race. Standards light glowing rosy- 
purple, overlaid bronzy-gold. Falls very wide, spread- 
ing, purplish garnet-red, shading to lighter rosy- 
bronze at the edge. Deep orange beard. Over four 
feet tall, wonderfully well branched. Depute Nom- 
blot received a certificate of merit in 1929 at the 
Paris show, and in 1930 was awarded the Dykes 
medal. Each $3.50 

Dolly Madison 

With the blended colorings of an intensified 
Quaker Lady, and size, branching habit and height 
comparable to the best, this Williamson introduction 
has no superior in its class. As the.Longfield cata- 
logue states: "Eventually you will own Dolly Madi- 
son." It carries some of the shades found in the 
new French varieties, Anne Marie Cayeux and Evo- 
lution. Eeliable everywhere, and certain to evoke 
the admiration of all who see it. See cut on page 13. 
_ Each 30c ; three for 75c 


An old standby among the pinks. Rapid of in- 
crease and a picture in the garden. You must have it. 
, . _ Each 25c 

DuKE OF Bedford 

One of the best of the Dominion race, with very 
large flowers of dark violet and rich purple. 

Each 25c 

Duke of York 

Exquisite soft lavender-mauve, with tall and 
beautifully branched stalks. Vigorous and free 
blooming. Each 25c 


A grand iris of immense size and great substance, 
enduring wind and rain, as well as a strong sun. 
The flowers are of Mme. Gaudichau shape, but meas- 
ure over five inches from top to bottom. Broad 
standards, stiff and erect, of a livid bronzy-violet. 
Palls very large, long and drooping, of deep velvety 
maroon-purple, with black sheen. Bright gold beard. 
Very little reticulation. A robust, free blooming, 
very tall and well branched new English variety from 
the firm of R. Wallace & Co. Each $1.00 

El Capitan 

Giant blooms which always evoke exclamations 
of surprise. A bicolor of light manganese violet, of 
perfect shape and of excellent habit. Each 40c 

Eloise Lapham 

This delightfully ruffled flesh pink iris has re- 
ceived tAvo successive awards, and made a universal 
hit last year when it flowered in various parts of the 
country. It appears to have the delicate smoothness 
of kid, and its rapid increase and great freedom of 
bloom will be sure to make it a great favorite. About 
the size and shape of Midgard ; of medium height. 

See page 7. Each $3.00 ; three for $8.00 


A flower but little known, and one which is de- 
serving of greater popularity. Of only medium size, 
its dainty blossoms of pale primrose-yellow are deli- 
cately edged and stained violet, and are produced 
abundantly. Something different. Try it. 

Each 35c; three for $1.00 

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EoTHEN (Out of the East) 

Soft, ivory-yellow, entirely overlaid hnff, produc- 
ing an effect of rich antique ivory. Typical Dominion 
shape, the falls flaring widely, and with domed 
standards. Large blooms, freely produced, make this 
a marvel in the garden picture. Each $2.00 


A self of rich, dark, bordeau rod lightened by a 
heavy gold beard. The big dusky flowers are freely 
produced on very tall and well branched stalks. This 
iris was produced by Dr. Loo7nis of ('ol()ra(h) S|)rings. 
who gave us the popular Blue X'clvct. 

H. M. ALS 1!»30. Each $2.50; three for $6.00 

Ethelwyn Dubuar 

A new outstanding |)ink, produced by E. (}. La])- 
ham, of Elkhart. Indiana, and introduced in 1933. A 
heavy flowering variety, it evoked the following com- 
ments in the ATS Bulletin for October, 1933: "The 
largest flower of any ])ink I have seen. A 'best seller' 
in my garden. A larger flower than Pink Satin." 
Deep pink in geiuu-al effect, with lemon beard. Height 
3 feet. Each $3.00; three for $8.00 


The Sass Brothers have given us, of late years, a 
series of irises of the Ophelia type, ranging in tone 
from deep yellow-browns to pale yellow-pinks. Eu- 
phony is one of the most beautiful and distinct of all 
this series. The standards are mustard yellow, waved 
and fluted, stained with light brown at the tips. 
Falls are squarely held, mustard yellow, flushed with 
blue in the central portion and overlaid soft brown. 
This is a lovely and bright color harmony, and the 
great freedom of bloom of this variety makes it a 
heavy favorite. See color rei)roduction on page 19. 

Each 35c; three for $1.00 


Beautiful bronzy rose-red. This is one of the most 
brilliant of all irises when seen in a mass or elum]i. 
Sure grower and tremendous multiplier. Each 25c 

|uite rare. A large blend of 
with rich orange Itoard. 

Each 35c 


Seldom offered and 
cream, yellow and olive 

Frieda Mohr 

Dependable anywhere, despite the fact that it was 
originated in California and contains tender blood, 
it is perfectly at home in Ohio, Minnesota, and New 
England, as well as in the moist climate of the Pa- 
cific Northwest. The color is a lively shade of 
violet-pink, standards slightly lighter than the falls. 
Its huge size and great height make it a leader in 
any color class. Each 35c; three for 90c 


This French introduction is offered as a great 
improvement upon the variety Marquisette. The gen- 
eral effect is one of rich and brilliant shrimp-pink, 
the entire blossom seemingly dusted with gold dust. 
Mr. Sherman Duffy, eminent iris authority and 
writer, states in Bulletin No. 41 for October, that 

during the past blooming season Frivolite made a 
distinct impression upon him, and that he considered 
it the finest thing in its class. A very lovely and 
uui(iue novelty. Rapid increase. See cut on ])age 23. 

Each $1.50; three for $4.00 


A creamy white plicata, with yellow and brown 
stitchings. Very fast increaser, and a color combina- 
tion seldom seen. Each 25c 

Gay Hussar 

A gay thing, indeed! A combination of richest 
and brightest yellow and velvety ox-blood red falls. 

Each 40c 

George J. Tribolet 

This variety, rating 90, is one of our finest very 
dark irises. The color is blackish-purple, overlaid 
with a bronzy suffusion, and lit with a fine yellow 
beard. Vigorous and tall. Each 25c 

George Yeld 

An attractive and brilliant eoml)ination of apri- 
cot and crimson, the standai'ds shaded rose, and the 
falls edged with a narrow band of buff. Another 
very easy grower and exceptionally prolific bloomer. 

Each 25c 

Germaine Perthuis 

A wonderful iris, with substance like leather. A 
huge, glowing flower of bright red-purple, with a 
fiery orange beard. Very fragrant. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 


A beautiful golden blend, tinged with bronze. 
The ground color is soft buff, overlaid amber, the 
falls somewhat deeper than the standards. These 
same lovely golden brown tones are found in the 
new French iris "Jean Cayeux", although the form 
is different, (lilead is one of the fiiu^st of all Amei'i- 
can introductions, and possesses a unique color dis- 

II. M., AIS 1932. Each $5.00 

Glowing Embers 

Tan or chanu)is colored standards; falls of rich 
crimson with netted hafts of orange and yellow. 
Large bloom, very tall, and with heavy foliage. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

Golden Promise 

Clear yellow standards, the falls yellow with lav- 
ender and golden bronze tints near the haft. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 


Uniform yellow, of soft, smooth finish. This is one 
of the most free flowering of the new tall yellows, the 
numerous branches being heavily laden with blos- 
soms. Very ra])id of increase, it is a relial)I<' and 
showy garden sub.ject. Each $2.50; three for $6.00 

Gold Imperial 

A solid chronu^ yellow self. Exceptionally rapid 
of increase, it soon makes a golden sjiot in the border. 

Each 25c 

"{ Page Eleven \ 

Gold Stream 

A very tall cream-yellow, with brilliant orang^e 
beard, giving it a very striking appearance. 

Each 50c 

Grace Sturtevant 

Almost black-brown when first opening, this huge 
velvety Dominion seedling stands as one of the most 
popular of all irises. Each $1.25 

Gold Top 

Introduced by Carl Salbach in 1931. Rich old 
gold standards, set off by falls that are red violet in 
the center and edged old gold. The style arms and 
beard afford a further touch of gold. Blooms very 
early and continues all through the season, the colors 
growing richer as the season advances ; 42 inches tall 
and well branched. To me, this iris presented the 
novel appearance of being fashioned out of brass, 
because of the odd brass-yellow color effect. You 
surely will like it. Each $1.25 ; three for $3.00 


This is a seedling of Zulu crossed with Moonlight, 
carrying the Dominion form and substance of the 
former and the general color tone of the latter. The 
standards are a glistening sulphury yellow, the falls 
quite similar, overlaid and suffused smoky violet 
with heavy greenish gold reticulations on white at 
the haft. Certificate of merit at the London show in 
1930. Each $1.00 ; three for $2.50 

Hearthstone Copper 

Here is a real surprise ! Mr. Doub, the introducer, 
sent three rhizomes to us for trial in 1932. In May of 
last year they sent up ten bloom stalks, lighting the 
garden like a bonfire. With standards of bright old 
gold, it shades down to the fiery red falls, so bright 
as to be almost startling. The flowers are only of 
medium size, and form is not especially good, but for 
lively color nothing else approaches it. Truly some- 
thing different. Each $2.00 

Henri Riviere 

The huge waxen standards are solid lemon yel- 
low, the broad falls are delicate mauve, edged 
canary yellow and blending into canary yellow at 
the throat. An exquisite pale blend, the predominant 
note being bright yellow. This iris is of very large 
size, produced on vigorous stems, and M. Millet, the 
French hybridist, regards it as his highest achieve- 
ment. Each $1.25 


Among the brightest and most free flowering of 
the red group. The standards are rosy red, the falls 
are very brilliant garnet-red and are held horizon- 
tally. Planted with such pinkish toned varieties as 
Frivolite it presents a most striking pure red effect. 

Each $2.00 


A very smooth toned species of sky blue, — one 
of the bluest of all irises. Petals have a peculiar 
metalie lustre. jMust have good drainage but is not 
a difficult subject to grow. Each 35c; 3 for $1,00 


A German variety with creamy white standards 
and violet blue falls. Clean cut, and one of the few 
good ones in this combination of colors. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 


A rose-red self, overlaid bronze and with consid- 
erable brown at the throat. Flower of good size and 

Each 25c 

Indian • 

But little known, this tawny blend of pale cinna- 
mon and creamy buff is heavily ruffled and in form 
is somewhat like the popular variety "Euphony". 
Stock is exceedingly scarce. 

Each 50c 

Indian Chief 

Well named, for Avhile classed as one of our su- 
perior reds, it carries a bronzy overcast, being re- 
garded by some critics as a red blend. At any rate, 
Indian Chief is one of the most popular of the newer 
things, and a credit to Doctor Ayres, its introducer. 
The velvety falls are deep blood-red, blended with 
bronze, and the standards are considerably lighter 
in tone. A large flower, quite tall, and very well 
branched. Shown in color on page 13. 

Each 75c; three for $2.00 


An improved "Swazi" of great size, very deep 
Bradley's violet of wonderful form and immense 
size. Cream beard. 

Each 50c 

Jane Williamson 

Exquisite blend of rose, old gold and maroon. Not 
large, but very floriferous and especially lovely. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 

Jean Chevreau 

a dainty speckled plicata of cream and white, 
heavily dotted with brown and flushed buff. 

Each 25c 

Terry Raised by Mr, E, G. Lapham, 

Elkhart, Ind, 
We take particiilar pleasure in being numbered 
among the joint introducers of this perfectly formed, 
extremely brilliant red iris, Mr. Lapham has a splen- 
did reputation for quality in his previous introduc- 
tions, and enthusiasts will find that Jerry is very 
close to the reddest thing ever turned out in an iris. 
Not only that, but the large rounded flowers are as 
near perfection as could be desired. Height three 
feet, rapid of increase, hardiness unquestioned. AVe 
recommend it whole-heartedly. Each $10.00 

Julia Marlowe 

Large and tall, giving a pink and red effect. One 
of Skull's best introductions. 

Each 25c 

Pat/e Twelve \ 



Special ^^Dolly Madison"^^ Collection 
Any 10, your choice, for $3.00 

Omaha, Dolly Madison, Padre, Surprise, Messaline, 
Sikh, Sonata, Wm. Mohr, Opaline, Beau Sabruer, Buto, 
Camelliard, Baldwin, Cardinal, Coronation, El Capitan, 
L'Aiglon, Lindberg, Le Correge, Rhea, Swazi, King 
Tut, Moa, Realm, Rheingauperle, Mt. Royal, Allure, 
Candlelight, Cinnabar, Elsinore, Euphony (see page 
19), Frieda Mohr, Loetitia Michaud, Antares, Eismes, 
Loelia, or any in the "Midgard" collection on page 19. 

Special '^^ Indian Chiefs Collection 

Any 10, your choice, for $5.00 

Melehoir, Rosakura, Sensation, Egypt, Hassan, 
Klamath, King Solomon, Indian Chief, San Eranciseo, 
Tuscany Gold, Blue Banner, Sunlight, Sir Michael, 
Andante, San Diego, Purissima, Pluie d"Or, Monterey, 
Magenta, Mirasol, Los Angeles, or any of those in 
the "Dolly Madison" collection on this page. 

-{ Pat/e Thirteen \ 


This iris Avas introduced by Walter Timmerman, 
of Kansas City, and although but little known, it is 
certainly one of the very finest, large flowered, rose 
pink varieties. The color slightly resembles Frieda 
Mohr, but the flower is of an entirely different 
shape, being more rounded and without the Avide, 
flaring falls. It is just a little lighter in tone, Avith a 
pale yellow beard. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 


Odd species Avith small ruffled and fluted blos- 
soms in queer tones of copper flushed violet. An 
early bloomer, about one foot in height. Good drain- 
age required. Each 35c; 3 for $1.00 

King Karl 

A dotted and sanded plicata in apricot tones, Avith 
specks of broAvn and red, giving it a unique and 
attractive effect. A large floAver; late. Each 30c 

King Midas 

One of the first of the tall bearded irises to 
floAver. Of a soft and bcAvitehing tone of golden buff 
overlaid garnet brown. The heavy beard is deepest 
orange, and the entire center of the bloom is illumi- 
nated Avith intense golden lights. Perfect in every 
detail. Medium in height. 

Each $1.50 

King Solomon 

One of the recent arriA^als from England that Avas 
heralded as a giant and improved Dominion. We 
paid $50 for a single rhizome three years ago, but in 
our garden it has failed to come up Avith such things 
as Meldoric and Blue Velvet. For those Avho care to 
try it, we offer our limited stock at — 

Each $1.00 

King Tut 

One of the inherent qualities of the many neAv 
Sass irises is the element of rich red-brown in the 
A^arious color schemes. This has been accomplished 
through the use of King Tut in the various crosses, 
and in spite of his almost countless progeny, the 
King still remains the most brilliant of all, blazing in 
the sunlight like a live ember. Easy to groAV. a free 
floAverer. Every iris groAver should have it. 

Each 50c 


A great, heavily textured, perfectly formed floAv- 
er in tones of deep mulberry, bronze and broAvn. Not 
brilliant, but remarkably rich and sombre, suggest- 
ing a rare antique or valuable old tapestry. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

La Bohemienne 

A genuine novelty as to color, being a deep helle- 
bore red, or russet-red, heavily veined cream and 
buff. Very low growing, less than 20 inches. This 
variety is positiA^ely smothered Avith flowers, and in- 
creases tremendously. A French introduction, excep- 
tionally valuable for mass planting or to use in the 
foreground of taller sorts. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

-[ Page Fo 

hax.s .sass in his garden 


a deep garnet colored floAver. overlaid Avith a 
copper and bluish sheen. This unusual tone has 
made Labor one of the best sellers of the past two 
seasons. This iris crowds Opera out of the picture, 
and is most effective as a clump where its intense 
color can be displayed to most advantage. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 


A floAver of coppery tones, shaded red. Strong 
growing, Avith very fine large floAvers abundantly 
produced. It somcAvhat resembles Coppersmith, but 
is more red and possibly a freer bloomer. Bold foliage 
and tall stems. ]\Iakes an excellent and brilliant mass. 

Each 30c; three for 75c 


Really an unfound gem, because it has received 
almost no publicity and very fcAv have ever seen or 
heard of it. The floAver is of extra fine form and 
size, the stalks very tall and perfectly branched, and 
it lasted over a long period. Color is a harmony of 
Avax yelloAv, mustard yellow, and citron yelloAv, the 
falls delicately overlaid mauve. In a class Avith 
Henri Riviere. Cameliard, and Gold Top, but having 
characteristics all its oavu ; Ave regard it as the finest 
of the lot. Each $4.00 

urteen 1- 

Le Correge 

A very deep red-l)rown, with glowing orange 
beard. The standards are overlaid bronze. A browner 
and richer Ambassadeur; a really great iris. 

Each 40c; three for $1.00 


A huge flower of the Cardinal type, rich deep 
claret in color, with heavy velvety falls. One of the 
largest and most ma.iestic irises in our garden. It is 
taller than Cardinal, darker in color, and very much 
larger. An introduction from the Wareham collec- 
tion, in Cincinnati. Ohio. Each $2.00 


A new variety, having standards of lavender blue 
and falls of rich violet blue, bordered lavendci'. A 
sti'iking flower. Each 40c 


One of the last to flower, this bright combination 
of glittering yclldw standards and very dark brown- 
ish falls is a real "high light" in any garden. Flowers 
are of perfect formation, lavishly jirodnced. Height 
about two and a half feet. Very snuiU rhizomes al- 
ways. Each 50c 


An odd but very beautiful flower of dee]) helio- 
trope overlaid cop])er. This is a recent Fi-(>iich soi't. 
and very rare. Each 35c; three for 90c 


Gigantic in size, perfect in every detail, this iris 
retains its popularity in spite of numerous compet- 
itors. Of an even tone of soft lobelia-blue, a little 
deeper than the blue of the sky, a light yellow beard 
for contrast. This ofttimes grows shoulder high, and 
is one of the many irises classed as tender that can 
be depended upon to thrive in almost any section of 
the country. Among the indis]iensables. 

Each 35c; three for 90c 

Lord Lambourne 

Very early, a tall and jn-olific blooming iris in 
tones of rosy fawn and brilliant madder crimson. 
Hafts netted with brown and gold. One of tlie very 
best iris at a low price. Each 25c 

Los Angeles 

Sister seedling of the wonderful plicata San Fran- 
cisco. A giant in size, snowy white, with faint edg- 
ings of lavender-blue. Splendid .stalks were on ex- 
hibit in the St. Paul iris show, and it was growing 
and blooming lustily in the Schreiner garden in that 
city, indicating that it is really r\uhe hardy wiien 
once acclimated. Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

Mabel Taft 

A giant Dominion violet blue, particularly out- 
standing among irises of this color class. Long ad- 
mired by critics visiting the Taft estate, and ^Ir. 
Wareham has always been urged to introduce this. 

Each $1.50 


Very deep amethyst-violet, a shade not compar- 
able to any other iris. Very free blooming, with 
flowers better than average size. This is another 
variety which makes a grand showing on a two-year 
clump, and especially when planted adjacent to pink 
or yellow. Each $1.00 


As the name implies, a grand thing of monster 
size ; a bright, glowing red violet, with throat over- 
laid soft brown. The standards are lighter in tone, 
almost pink, and exceptionally broad. A most im- 
pressive variety. Each 25c 


Standards clear blue, flushed l)ronze; falls broad 
and squarely held, of brilliant raisin purple. A 
Dominion seedling of wonderful form and huge size, 
with very tall and well branched stalks. Each 25c 

M. A. Porter 

A very large seedling produced by E. G. Lapham, 
of Elkhart. Ind. Standards are close to Gaudichau 
in color, with much darker falls. A very deep violet 
of heavy substance, with brilliant orange beard. The 
gro-wlh of stem and leaf is very rampant, indicative 
of its vigor and size. Each $2.50 


An odd tone of "shrimp pink". This is slightly 
similar to Frivolite, except that it is several shades 
lighter and lacks the golden sheen of this newer sort, 
^larquisette is most effective when established as a 
two-year clump. Each 50c 


A well named iris in brilliant luminous ivory 
yellow and ochraceous maroon. The standards are 
ivory deepening to sulphur at the base; the falls are 
of the same color but are heavily and entirely lined 
with dark but brilliant maroon, giving to the flower 
a striking and novel appearance. Limited stock. 

Each $8.00 

Mary Barnett 

A beautiful clear blue self with exceptionally 
brilliant center. This is a free blooming sort, and 
gives a very i-emarkable pale l)lue snlash of color. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

Mary Geddes 

In the forefront of American introductions dur- 
ing the past two or three seasons, and for that matter, 
one of the finest and most distinct irises of all time. 
The color is light ochraceous salmon, the falls stained 
deeper. In our garden it has always exhibited 4-way 
branching habit, and is one of our longest lasting 
varieties. Very little stock available anywhere in the 
countrv. Awarded an A. M. at Wisley, England, in 

Each $6.00 

Mary Gibson 

Soft blend of peach and apricot. An entrancingly 
beautiful variety, producing many flowers on tall, 
wiry stems. Rapid of increase and a sure grower. 

Each 25c 


The dee)) velvet-maroon flowers leave nothing 
to ask for in either size, shape, or all-round iris per- 
fection. i\Iy own color description would be "a self 
of velvety-garnet, with beard of bronze-yellow." 
]\Ielchior was introduced in England as an improved 
]Mrs. Valerie West, but with ns it is distinctly dif- 
ferent, and we personally regard it as one of the 
world's very best. Each $1.00; three for $2.50 

-| P(ii/e Fifli 


Special ''^Meldoric'^ Collection 
Any 10, your choice, for $20.00 
Any 5, your choice, for $10.00 

Clara Noyes (see page 19), Pink Satin, Phebus (see 
page 23), Meldorie, Depute Nomblot, Nurmahal, 
Sachem, Ethehvyn Dubuar, Eloise Lapham (see page 
7), Mrs. Herbert Hoover, Eameses, Senlac, Vert- 
Galant, Erebian, ]M. A. Porter, Legend, or any in the 
"Frivolite" collection on page 23. 

Special ^^Rare Varieties^' Collection 
Any 5, your choice, for $25.00 

Pres. Pilkington, Mary Geddes, Buecliley's Giant, 
Alta California, Chromylla, Ashtoreth, Crown Prince, 
Eed Eobe, Tiger-Tiger, Gilead, Valor, or any of those 
in the "Novelty" collection on page 7. 


Finest dark iris in existence today. This was a 
sensation in the gardens of Dr. Ayres in Cincinnati 
for two years prior to our acquisition of the stock 
and subsequent introduction of it in If.'^l. It has cre- 
ated a fine impression in Eniiiand, and last year was 
among- the few selected for trial at Wisley. In 1931 
it was awarded an H. M. of the American Iris So- 
ciety, and season was included in Sehreiner's list 
of ""lOO Su]ier-Tris." 

Meldoric combines the richness of Dominion with 
the size and majesty of .Mesopotamica, without the 
tenderness of the latter strain. The flowers are blue- 
black in effect, colossal in size, with broad flai-ing 
falls and huge standards of darkest hue. It is more 
purple and less blue than Blue Velvet. A bright 
beard gives it life. 

Certainly a member of the ii-is aristocracy. 

Each $2.50; three for $6.00 


One of the fairly recent French sorts which is 
known to but few growers. The standards of this iris 
are especially gorgeous, appearing as if covered with 
gold dust; the underlying color is light chamois. 
Falls are corinthian red, striped cream and buff. A 
large and tall iris, with broad foliage tinged purple 
at the base. We have built up a nice stock and offer 
it at a very reasonable price. 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 


Beautiful tall white, with golden beard. A clear 
white of large size, and very desirable. Each 30c 


When this lovely beauty was first shown, it cre- 
ated a furore, because the yellow-pink blended flow- 
ers introduced a new^ color note, and the riiffled 
petals were an added touch of distinction. It has 
proven to be one of the most reliable varieties for 
severe climates, besides being a very free bloomer 
and rapid iiiultii)lier. No iris since the introduction of 
Morning S])h'ndor has been so universally popular. 
Especially lovely under artificial light, and unsur- 
passed for massed i)lanting on the landscajie. 

Each 25c; three for 50c; $1.50 per 10 

Mildred Presby 

A distinct type with palest yellow standards and 
bright ruby falls, with a hairline of yellow at the 
edge. A very dependable and attractive variety. 

Each 25c 


A masterpiece in deep, rich, dark purple. This 
recent French introduction received much praise 
when first seen in Mrs. Pattison's garden at Free- 
port, 111. A huge, well shaped flower, that has been 
awarded many certificates and prizes abroad. 

Each $4.00 


A very fine large yellow, containing some ^Nleso- 
potamiea blood, but reasonably easy to grow. The 
flowers are of large size, well formed, slightly 
rounded, and there are no markings to detract from 
the solid golden yellow color. Rich yellow beard. 
Three feet in height. Each $1.00 

Mme. Cecile Bouscant 

Clear orchid pink, beard yellow-white. Very large 
flower and a lovely thing, but not a free bloomer. 

Each 25c 

Mme. Durrand 

One of the most unusual and most beautiful irises 
in the world, a blend of pale buff and creamy laven- 
der, marked old gold. A heavy flowerer, fine in every 
way, but rather tender in cold sections where it 
sliould have protection and perfect drainage. 

Each 35c; three for $1.00 

Mme. Gaudichau 

Very early dark violet blue self, with heavy gold 
beard. Perfect in form and substance and of velvety 
texture. Very fragrant. Each 25c 


Deep purple, almost black when first opening. A 
huge, very impressive flower of the original Domin- 
ion seedling set. Heavy stalks, 40 inches tall. 

Each 35c; three for 90c 


Dark bronzed red-purple, a very deep tone of 
nuilberry, stained with dregs of wine. The broad, 
velvety falls are edged with the lighter tone of the 
standards. Another of the ^Mitchell giants from Cal- 
ifornia, w^ith all good points, reaching a height of 
four feet. Each 60c; three for $1.50 


This little gem, a medley of deep pink, cinnamon 
and red-brown, is perfect in every detail, and one of 
the very best for j)lanting in the foreground of taller 
sorts. It is so much superior to such things as Opera 
and Apache that we shall drop these entirely next 
season. The bright brick-red effect is enlivened by a 
brilliant orange beard. Very rapid of increase, mak- 
ing a mass of bloom. 

Each 25c; three for 50c; $1.50 per 10 


The finest I\Iay-flowering (intermediate) iris in 
commerce with blooms which are above the average 
size for this group. Of fine substance and good form, 
a clear, pure, sulphur yellow self with no markings. 
Height about two feet. Excellent for planting to 
flower with the tulips. 

Each 85c 


One of the earliest, a giant white with green and 
gold reticulations. A^'ry heavy gold beard. Each 25c 

Moon Magic 

Of a general buff -yellow tone, smootli and creamy 
in texture, of wonderful form. The stalks are freely 
]^roduced, low and widely branched. An iris of rare 

11. M. AIS 1932. 

Each $2.00 

Morning Splendor 

Certainly among the best no matter what the 
price. A huge flower of crimson or wine color, per- 
fect in every detail. Has received many awards and 
is surpassed by nothing in its color class. 

Each 25c; per dozen $1.50 

■{ Page Seventeen Y 

Mount Royal 

A giant royal purple, practically a self in effect. 
Originated in Montreal, it is especially hardy, a 
rapid increaser, and is noted for its heavy fragrance. 

Each 35c; Three for $1.00 

Mrs. Herbert Hoover 

One of the new pink or near-pink varieties. The 
standards are old rose, lightly tinged with bronze, 
and are broad and ruffled. Falls are a deeper rose, 
with midrib of turquoise blue. The center of the 
flower is lit with a most brilliant beard and style 
arms. Exceptionally free flowering and rapid of in- 
crease. Stems are tall and well branched. In a class 
with Frivolite and IMarquisette ; between the two in 
general color effect. 

Each $3.00 

Mrs. Marion Cran 

One of the f'nest pink-toned iris ever introduced. 
Exceptionally tall, with large, well-formed flowers 
of bright rose-pink. This is the true variety, not to 
- be confused with "Marion Cran". 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

Mrs. Valerie West 

Of the long line of Dominion seedlings put out 
by Mr. Bliss, he considers this his crowning achieve- 
ment. It combines the rich colorings of Bruno and 
Cardinal into a flower of greater size on a taller 
stem, widely branched, and produces its enormous 
blossoms in great profusion. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 


Deep golden yellow, with prominent veinings of 
reddish brown in the falls. A good sized flower, 
slightly ruffled. 

Each 50c 


Has the reputation of being the world's largest 
iris, and it certainly is a genuine stunner. The flow- 
ers are of staggering size, up to nine inches in height, 
and are produced on stems Avhich almost remind one 
of corn stalks. In addition to its size, Nene is really 
a beautiful iris, with lilac standards and falls of rich 
wine-red, darker at the haft. Stock limited. 

Each $2.00 


One of the recent productions of Dr. Ayres, of 
Cincinnati. A most lovely and unusual blend, unlike 
anything now in commerce. The standards are pure 
bronzy buff, extra large, and nicely domed. The 
flaring falls are of a smooth, Avarm buff, overlaid 
Avith iridescent very pale blue. This blue shading is 
deepest near the center and gradually fades to pale 
buff at the margin. Gigantic in stature, being up to 
46 inches tall. Very few rhizomes; each $8.00 


Here is one of the sensations of the past two 
seasons, an iris of the Midgard type, but of large 
size, exceptionally ruffled, of melting creamy pink. 
Of all the new irises we saw last season, this was our 
favorite. Stock was difficult to secure last simimer, 
and it will ]irobably be a sell-out again the coming 

Each $5.00 


Deep but bi'ight garnet red, of a uniform shade in 
both standards and falls. More uniform in color 
than Dauntless ; not as large nor as tall, however. 
Free blooming, and gives a fine red note in the gar- 
den. Very late. Each $1.00 


One of the magnificent seedlings introduced by 
Col. Nicholls of Ithaca, N. Y. Standai'ds deep brown, 
Avith a hint of violet, very large, circular and domed. 
Falls very deep black-brown Avith a red undertone. 
YelloAv beard. Of the Grace Sturtevant type, but a 
larger floAver Avith better substance and much finer 
standards. A Avonderful ncAV iris that is sure to 
attract instant attention. Each $3.00 


Lovely old rose and yelloAv blend, a very luminous 
flower, tall and stately. Introduced by Mrs. Thos. 
Xesmith of LoAvell, Mass, Flowers of large size, 
about three feet in height. Each 50c 


a beautiful coral-red self, Avith orange beard, 
producing a very striking contrast. Blooms are extra 
large and of loA^ely rounded form. The color effect 
is deep and brilliant pink, rather than red, and the 
petals haA'e a glistening and fragile appearance, al- 
though on the contrary they stand up perfectly. A 
considerable noA^elty in color, and one of Sass's finest. 
Height about 30 inches. Each 50c; three for $1.25 


A A'ery lovely blend of soft pink and yelloAv, the 
tallest of this type, A single stalk gives but a faint 
idea of the beauty of this floAver; last year Ave liad a 
huge clump and it Avas stunning! 

Each 50c; three for $1.25 


An old but ever popular sort of rich ruby effect. 
Smaller and shorter than Morning Splendor. 

Each 25c 


A blend of cream, old gold, pink, and pale blue, 
difficult to at once describe, but one of the loveliest 
of all irises, A beautiful A^ariety under artificial 
light. Each 25c; three for 50c 

Oregon Beauty 

A large and Avell formed iris of Dominion blood, 
with standards shaded rose and chamois, the falls 
broad and flaring, a brilliant reddish-violet lightened 
Avith terra cotta, and edged the color of the stan- 
dards. Each $1.50 

Oregon Giant 

Colossal floAver of very dark coloring, the haft 
heavily marked and A^eined on a cream ground. 

Each $2.50 


Large floAvers, abundantly produced, in pale lav- 
ender, lighter at edges of the falls. Very prominent 
fuzzy beard. 

Each 35c 

-I Par/e E 'u/hleen }■ 





Any 10, your choice, for $2.00 

Midgard, Euphony, Dolly Madison (see page 13), Ophelia, Bruno, Santa Barbara, 
Montour, Yolande, Robt. W. Wallace, Moonlight, Germaine Perthuis, Jane Williamson, 
L'Aiglon, Mary Barnett, Iduna, King Karl, IMiclielline Charraire, Allies, Coppersmith, 
La Bohemienne, Labor, Primrose, San Louis Rev, or any in the Asia collection on 
page 21. 

■\ Parje Nineteen [- 


An intermediate, flowering- about ten days or 
more ahead of the regular tall bearded section. Color 
is deep velvety Avine-red, shaded copper. Bronze 
beard. Extra free bloomer, about two feet in height. 

Each 35c 


One of the newer sorts from California. A huge 
bloom of tall stature, with yellow and lavender 
blended standards, and rosy purple falls, flushed 
blue. Amber beard and style arms. Each 50c 


A warm and bright blend of peach, apricot, and 
orange. Not so deep in color as Clara Noyes, and with 
more creamy markings in the falls. One of the most 
prolific flowering varieties, with very heavily ruffled 
blossoms. Peaches is a very recently introduced va- 
riety and stock is still very scarce. 

Each $2.00; three for $5.00 


A magnificent iris of very bright mahogany red. 
One of the very largest, and of wonderful effect with 
its bright red color and heavy gold beard. 

Each 50c 


One of Dr. Ayres' masterpieces. Blended shades 
of pale blue, lavender, grey, and bronze, with a 
smoky veil enveloping the entire flower. Massive 
blooms in great abundance, with many tall and 
splendidly branched stalks. A well named variety 
that will prove an asset in any iris garden. 

Each $1.50; three for $4.00 


A new yellow from Cayeux. Unlike Pluie d'Or, 
this iris is a uniform shade of lemon yellow, abso- 
lutely pure. Fine rounded flower of good size, over 
three feet tall. The lemon color introduces a new 
tone in iris of this class. Phebus was the high spot 
in French introductions in 1930, and was priced at 
one thousand francs. It is a very rapid increaser. 
See cut on page 23. Each $2.50 

Pink Satin 

Finest of all American pink irises. Jacob Sass 
raised dozens of excellent pink seedlings, and this 
one was deemed as most outstanding of all. The color 
is a very delicate and smooth, yet glistening and 
brilliant, pink without the usual rose or purplisli 
cast. The stalks are tall and slender, with blooms of 
large size. Very rapid of increase, and of course 
l^erfectly hardy. Each $2.50 


A gloAving flower of deep red iniri)le. No veining 
whatever to detract from the solid, rich, ]>ui'p]e col- 
oring. Of good size and quite tall. Each 25c 

Pluie D'or (Golden Rain) 

A beautiful iris, on slender, perfectly branched 
stems well over three feet tall. Fine rounded flowers 
of solid golden yellow, with deep yellow beard. Win- 
ner of the Dykes medal in France, it has proven an 
outstanding variety of this color both in Europe and 
America, reliable as to hardiness, rapid of increase', 
and very free flowering. 

Each 75c; three for $2.00; $5.00 per 10 

President Pilkington 

A very lovely pastel blend, which at one time 
bore the appropriate name of "Apparition". When 
Mr. Mead saw it blooming in France, he described 
the color as "a lavender-blue elephant tone", suf- 
fused with bronze. A huge flower, the stalks splen- 
didly branched to 4 feet tall. 

Standards are pale buff, with faint bluish and 
slightly rosy cast. Falls, wide and flaring lavender- 
blue with buffy yellow suffusion paling at the mar- 
gins. Beard golden yellow. 

Each $6.00 


Another yellow, the standards lighter than the 
falls. A flower of good size and shape ; undoubtedly 
one of the best low-priced sorts. Each 25c 

Princess Osra 

Charming plicata, different from the usual run 
of this type, since the white ground color is not only 
edged with a blue stitching, but the entire flower is 
speckled and stained with blue. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 


If you live in the Pacific Northwest, in California 
or in the South, by all means add this glorious white 
to your collection ! Nothing that grows can compare 
with it when flowered under congenial conditions. 
Growers in colder and wetter sections of the coun- 
try can also succeed with it, but it must have win- 
ter protection except in warm climates. A normally 
flowered stalk of Purissima is a never-to-be-forgot- 
ten sight. Each 75c; three for $2.00 


A warm iiastel effect in jiinkish lavender, Avith 
style branches, beard and hafts all flushed yelloAv. 
Somewhat the coloring of the old Afterglow, but 
twice as large. Sometimes blooms in fall in Cali- 

Each 50c 


The 1932 Dykes medal Avinner in America. A 
very vigorous, healthy grower in all parts of 
the country and a fast increaser and free 
floAverer. Rameses is a symphony in rose, pink 
and buff, shading to yellow near the edges, and 
AA'ith a A'-elloAv glow at the center. HeaA^y apricot 
beard. 36 inches and over in height, gracefully 
branched. Limited stock. Each $2.00 


Intense, pure rich blue self. One of the best of 
this class. Each 35c; three for 90c 

Red Dominion 

A deep velvety garnet-red, produced by Dr. Ayres. 
While the standards are a shade lighter than the 
falls, it is practically a self in effect — a piece of rich 
red velvet. The buds are particularly striking. Very 
limited stock. 

H. M. AIS 1931. 

Each $8.00 

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Red Robe 

An enormous bloom of perfect shape and habit, 
considered liy Col. Nicholls as the finest iris he has 
ever turned out. Standards deep petunia-violet, 
domed. P'alls deep red-violet, uniformly colored to 
the edge. Yellow beard. The flower is" of splendid 
rounded shape, a brilliant, glowing iris that lights 
up in the garden like a huge ruby. This iris sold at 
sight when in bloom, and as a result was unobtain- 
able later in the season last summer. 
H. M. ATS 1932. Each $8.00 


One of the Sass varieties in briuht reddish-brown. 
A perfectly formed flower of splendid size, three feet 
in height, of unquestioned liardiness and reliability. 

Each 56c 


Something of the coloring found in tlie old Iso- 
line, but a flower of highest merit and stateliness. 
Tawny light violet, overlaid buff. This seedling from 
the Longfield Iris Farm has never been accorded the 
popularity it deserves. 

Each 40c; three for $1,00 

■ { Pai/e TiUi 


A pink of the utmost beauty and distinction. To 
see it is to want it. Petals are edged with silver. 

Each 35c; three for $1.00 

Robert W. Wallace 

A tall, very rich, black-purple that ranks as one 
of the deepest in color of all irises. A good grower, 
very fragrant. 

Each 25c 


A monster Dominion. Light rose standards, bright 
red-violet falls. One of the liglitest coloi-cd of the 
Dominions, Each 25c; three for 50c 

Rosa Bonheur 

Old gold standar'ds, the falls same color, overlaid 
lavender and edged buff. Each 25c 


A "Williamson introduction of high merit, the 
name of which I understand means "Rising Sun". 
Like our old and true friend. Morning Splendor, this 
new iris needs to be seen with the sun behind it to be 
at its best. Then the rosy-purple standards and the 
rich red-purple falls take on a magnificence and 
splendor seldom found in any iris, Mrs, Hires, noted 
iris critic, has remarked that Rosakura is among Wil- 
liamson's masterpieces and her favorite of his lO.'^O 
introductions. Each $1,00; three for $2,00 


An oiitstanding red from California, of huge size, 
excellent branching habit, and four feet in height. 
Standards are deep glistening rose, falls deep 
maroon of heavy velvety texture. The finest red 
among Mohr-Mitchell introductions. 

Each $4,00; three for $10,00 

Rusty Gold 

Another outstanding American introduction. An 
orange-bronze blend, flushed copper red. This is a 
particularly vivid iris, and is invaluable for garden 
effect. One of the newer shades that is largely 
res])onsible for the growing popularity of the iris. 
Vigorous in growth, hardy, and over three feet tall. 

Each $4,00 


A glorified King Tut, grown by Dr, Loomis, Glori- 
ous in richest tones of red-brown, of heavy velvety 
texture. Falls are especially brilliant. 

Each $3.00 


A plicata of the San Francisco type, but with 
reddish brown dots and reticulations instead of the 
usual blue or lavender. Ground color is a creamy 
white. A very tall variety, the large flowers being 
produced on well branched stems. This is another 
iris which was given one of the highest awards of 
the Iris Society in 1931, an H. M. It is probably 
even more dependable in unfavorable climates than 
are many of the other California productions. 

Each $1.50 

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~=z-: Senlac 

A group of San Francisco growing in the garden 
of George D. Jopson, at Saugerties, N. Y. 

San Francisco 

A four-foot plicata that has been awarded the 
Dykes medal by the American Iris Society. No other 
plicata approaches it in size and grandeur, heaviness 
of texture, or low and wide branching habit. While in 
the past we have suggested that it is not an iris for 
severe climates, the experience of many growers in 
the mid- West and Ncav England in flowering it suc- 
cessfully, leads us to suggest that it probably is 
hardier than at first suspected. Note the picture of it 
growing in New York state. 

Each 75c ; three for $2.00 

San Diego 

Monster blue, a seedling of Mme. Gaudichau, with 
the Mesopotamica qualities of height and large size. 
The color is a uniform shade of deep blue, with rich 
yellow beard. Awarded an H. M. by the American 
Iris Society in 1931. Each 75c; three for $2.00 

San Louis Rey 

On the order of Opera, but twice the size, and 
borne on beautifully branched stalks over three feet 
high. Center of the fall shades from red-purple into 
soft brown, with practically no veining, and a bright 
orange beard sets it off. Each 25c; three for 50c 

Santa Barbara 

Here we have an iris which approaches perfec- 
tion in the shape and size of its flowers, and in addi- 
tion is possibly the finest and clearest lavender-blue 
so far introduced. The exhibition rating of 91 is well 
deserved. Having been in commerce sufficiently long 
to become fairly plentiful, it can now be bought at 
the following surprisingly low prices : 

Each 25c; three for 50c; ten for $1.50 


a pure white of large size and lovely form, and 
of extra heavy substance. Introduced by Mr. Con- 
nell, the man who gave us the famous Dauntless. 
This variety was named for "The Moon Goddess". 

Each $3.00 

Introduced by the Orpington Nurseries in Eng- 
land, this richly colored iris stands out as the red- 
dest yet to come from that country. With blooms 
larger than the best of the Dominion race, it carries 
its brilliant claret-red flowers on strongly branched 
stems, and is so highly regarded in England that it is 
rated at 91. Each $2.50 


A clear and crisp self of cornflower blue, perfect 
in every way. Sensation was awarded the silver cup 
for the most outstanding flower in the Boston iris 
show, June 1931. It has no peer among the blue selfs. 

Each $1.00; three for $2.50 


Although this iris was introduced in England 
only recently, we Avere fortunate enough to secure 
it four years ago, and now have a large supply 
of well-grown plants. The color and form somewhat 
resemble Bruno, but is both more brilliant and cop- 
pery. Of largest size, on heavy stems, with broad 
foliage. It bloomed in the fall in our gardens. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

Sir Michael 

Unquestionably the finest blixe and purple bicolor 
in the world. Standards are clear blue, falls deep 
rich mahogany, with a beard of red-gold. Regarded 
as the finest iris ever to come from England and a 
sensation wherever shown. In our own Avet North- 
west, in dry and snnny California, and in Nebraska, 
Ohio, and the colder Minnesota and New England, 
we found it blooming equally well. A super iris, if 
ever there was one. Each 85c; three for $2.25 


a beautiful blend of the Mme. Durrand type. 
Standards are olive-buff, shading to sulphine yellow 
at the base. Falls lilac in the center, quickly shading 
out to the color of the standards. A fine large flower 
that is an excellent substitute where Mme. Durrand 
is tender Each 50c 

Spring Maid 

Clear rose pink, with honey yellow flush through 
the center. Flower stalks are almost four feet high, 
strong, and Avell branched. The lovely fresh color- 
ing, large size, and exquisite form, combine to make 
it one of the finest in our list. 

H. M., AIS 1932. 

Each $6.00 


Another May-flowering (intermediate) type of 
iris. A rich, deep, canary yellow self, with standards 
and falls of identical tone and Avithout markings. A 
fine companion for DarAvin and Cottage tulips. 

Each 50c 


A most luminous, tall yellow from Miss Sturte- 
vant, large in size, and of extra good garden effect. 
The color is quite light, betAA'een cream and straAV, 
Avith a beard of fiery orange-red. Free blooming and 
a tremendous increaser. This iris has been awarded 
an Honorable Mention by the American Iris Society 
Avhen exhibited as a seedling. Extra late. 

Each 85c; three for $2.25 

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Any 10, your choice, for $10.00 

Columbine, Carfax, Blue Velvet, Dauntless (see page 9), Desert Gold (see page 
13), Eothen, Frivolite, King Midas, Mabel Taft, Classic, Persia, Venus de Milo, 
Wambliska, Oregon Beauty, Moon Magic, Zuni, Tapestry (see page 7), Grace Sturte- 
vant. Gold Top, Henri Riviere, Mrs. Valerie West, Los Angeles, M. A. Porter ; or any 
of those in the "Indian Chief" collection on page 13. 

-| Pti//e TiL'eiil y-t lirec 


Susan Buss 

A pink of great refinement and perfect form. 
Pale orange beard. Its rapid growth is a desirable 
feature. Each 25c 


One of the deep blue Dominions, considered by 
many as the finest of all. A very rich and velvety 
dark blue, with heavy gold lieard. Tall and well 
branched. Each 40c; three for $1.00 

Taj Mahal 

An old and well-known white, makins' a fast 
increase. Each 25c 


To those who know the Talisman rose, it need 
only be suggested that this iris is worthy of the 
nanie. The whole flower is a rich golden yellow suf- 
fused Avith peach-pink, more deeply in the falls than 
in the standards. There is an electric blue flush down 
the center of the falls, and the haft is reticulated 
lironze. Three feet tall ; deliciously scented. From 
the Orpington Nurseries in England. 

Limited stock; each $3.00 


Richest, darkest purple. A very early Dominion 
of rapid growth and Avonderful color effect. 

Each 25c 

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IMonstei' hhu', fiuslicd heliotrope, on stems 
up to four feet in liciiiht. The intense orange 
heai'd is a salient feature. This is our own intro- 
duction, and we are proud of the fact that it 
has been well I'i'ccivcd in all sections of the 
country. A fit companion to such blues as Santa 
Hai'liai'a, Loetitia JMichaud, and Duchess Sarah. 
Hold I'oliage. almost evcroTeen. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 


A gigantic ])licata comparable to the famous pair 
from California — San Francisco and Los Angeles. 
However, this new setdling is a product from the 
gardens of Dr. Ayres of Cincinnati, and is therefore 
perfectly hardy anywhere. 

Stock very limited; each $8.00 


Our I'cddest iris I AVe are often asked what variety 
is the nearest to real red, and we never were quite 
sxu'e until last season, at which time we made a spe- 
cial effort to compare all Ave were growing in the red 
class. Color is largely a matter of opinion, esi)ecially 
when the line is finely drawn, and some might not 
agree Avith ns, but this large, rounded, perfectly 
formed iris from the Wareham collection is our 
choice foi- tin* world's nearest to real red. Very lim- 
ited stock. Each $5.00 


One of the original Dominion Seedlings, and one 
of the largest irises in cultivation. The color is a 
rather drab purple, but the perfection of form, last- 
ing substance and inuneiise size cause it to remain 
quite i)opular. Each 25c; three for 60c 

Tropic Seas 

Very tall floAver of intense blue tones, Avith a 
most brilliant deep orange beard. A striking iris. 

True Charm '''' 

Although inexpensive, True Charm is one of the 
very best things ever introduced, and still holds its 
place in any company. A plicata, of clear, sparkling 
Avhite, Avith the standards and falls delicately etched 
lavender. Bright orange beard. It is up to four feet 
in height, especially Avell branched, and the blue- 
green foliage has a distinctive rush-like appearance, 
drooping near the top. This makes it an admirable 
plant for the edge of a i)oo], or for a imsition in the 
border. Each 25c; $2.00 per dozen 

Tuscany Gold 

An introduction from the Longfield Iris Farm, 
from Avlience came Dolly ]\Iadison and Rasalvura. 
This one is a distinct shade of reddish-gold, a deeper 
colored floAver than Vesner Gold. Falls s(|uarelv 
held. Each 85c; three for $2.25 

27th Avril 

Very strong growing, dar 
floAvers on four-foot stalks. 


with huge 
Each 25c 


santa bakbaka 


This remarkable floAver Avas one of the sensations 
in the East last season, and every critic Avho saAV it 
flower Avas enthusiastic over it. Col. Nichols, of 
Ithaca, N. Y.. the introducer, thinks it his highest 
achievement thus far. In general effect Valor is a 
deep blackish blue violet bicolor. similar in some 
respects to Sir Michael, but a larger floAver and Avith 
domed standards. One of the tallest of all varieties; 
very fragrant. II. :\I. ATS 1!)32. 

Very limited stock; each $8.00 

Vesper Gold 

Soft and smooth finished floAvers of golden apri- 
cot. A very pleasing and distinct variety. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

Distinct floAver Avitli predominate orange tone, 
from whence it takes its name. Each 25c 


A subtle blend of monster size, smuky mid- 
berry in general color effect, Avith the center of 
the fall intensely colored, passing out to the 
smoky tones of the standards. This variety 
calls to mind Dr. Ayres' famous "Persia", but 
the dondnant note is dull red instead of dull 
blue. TAPESTRY is a favorite of Mrs. Ayres, 
Avho admired it especially as a cut floAver in 
the house. Shown in color on i)age 7. 

Each $2.00; three for $5.00 

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Brilliant coppery red. with copper-fawn stand- 
ards. A o-iant sort that has the habit of putting up 
from two to fonr hui'e stalks from each rhizome. The 
falls are edged with the lighter fawn color of the 
standards, and the haft is beautifully marked with 
cream and brown. This variety is not only a striking 
exhibition flower, but it has extra good carrying 
quality, and the four-foot spikes dominate the gar- 
den. Another Dykes medal winner. Each $2.50 


The huge white self, raised by Jacob Sass of 
Omaha, Nebraska. Few irises in existence are larger 

Venus De Milo 

Out of perhai)s a dozen superb whites, all 
large, tall, and in varying degrees of purity and 
color, this one has been selected as the best. It 
is an absolutely clear white, of a warm creamy 
tone, with a yellow beard. In size it is much 
larger than any hardy white we have seen, with 
exception of Wambliska, which has a distinct 
blue flush in the standards. VENUS DE MII^O 
has petals of extra heavy texture; in fact, it 
stood up better in a 90-degree sun than any 
other iris in our garden. H. M. 1932. 

Each $1.50; three for $4.00 

in size, and it flowers abundantly on four-foot 
sturdy stems. A faint blue flush at the base of the 
standards gives it a cool appearance, rather than 
the warm effect of creamy whites like Purissima, 
Michelline Charriere, etc. 

H. M. AIS 1931. Each $1.50 


Solid wedgewood blue, with Avhite beard. A very 
effective iris where a real blue tone is desired. 

Each 25c ; three for 50c 

White & Gold 

Glistening, satin}^ white, lit hy the bright golden 
beard — the only other color in it. Tall and free. 

Each 35c 


A gigantic blue-black of smooth finish, extra 
heavy substance, and very broad segments. Ranks 
with the finest imported novelties. Each $3.00 

Wm. Mohr 

This strange and beautiful hybrid is named for 
one of the world's most famous hybridizers, and is 
considered as his greatest piece of work. The entire 
bloom is a self color of pale lilac, closely netted and 
veined with deep violet, producing a Aveird, yet very 
lovely effect. In some ways it resembles the variety 
"Susiana". but lacks the dullness of this older sort, 
and is not at all difficult to grow. A monster flower, 
produced on stems iip to 30 inches tall. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

W. R. Dykes 

No iris has come to us from any source that has 
carried greater advance publicity, and it is doubtful 
if any has created as much comment. Here is a yel- 
low iris that ranks with the very largest in size, with 
heavy crepey texture, and a color of richest golden- 
yellow. The falls are usually stained and streaked 
lightly with purple. In some flowers this is not evi- 
dent at all, but the beauty of the blossom is not 
marred in the least. It has flowered well in almost 
every section of the country, but it does demand per- 
fect drainage. Cold temperatures do not seem to 
harm the plant. A great novelty. Very limited stock. 

Each $5.00 


Of the Mme. Gaudichau type, being both larger 
and taller, with exceptionally fine falls. Each 25c 


One of the most unusual in color in this entire 
list, a blend of soft amber, buff, yellow, fawn and 
pale violet. The combined effect has been referred to 
as "biscuit" colored. Each $5.00 


A glorious, glowing red-brown, overlaid with 
a coppery suffusion. Very early, but with so 
many buds to the stalk that it lasts well into 
the season. The falls are a brilliant red when 
seen with the sun's rays through them, and the 
standards seem as if sprinkled with gold dust. 
Large in size, well branched, and about 40 
inches in height. See cut on page 23. 

Each $2.00 ; three for $5.00 

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The following 10 for 


Every one a gem for the 
beginner with iris. dif- 
ferent — correctly labeled — 
postpaid — and, best of all, 
real quality plants; not the 
nubbins so often sent out by 
some growers at bargain 
rates: Here they are: 

Midgard, pink. 
Bruno, bronze. 
Aliquippa, pale yellow 
Morning Splendor, 

ruby red 
True Charm, white 
La Bohemienne, odd 

Gold Imperial, deep 

Citronella, russet and 

Wedgewood, blue 
Asia, the big blend 

Positively no changes will 
be made in this offer. Please 
don't ask us to do so. 


You May Select Any 20 of the Following for Only $30^ 

Aliquippa, Ambassaduer, Apache, Aphrodite, Arg- 
ynnis, Asia, Boiiita, C. E. Stringer, Citronella, Cop- 
persmith, Dream, Duke of Bedford, Duke of York, 
Evadne, Gaviota, Geo. Tribolet, Geo. Yeld, Glowing 
Embers, Golden Promise, Germaine Perthuis, Gold 
Imperial, Imperator, Jean Chevreau, Iduna, Julia 
^larlowe. La Bohemienne, Labor, Lord Lamboin-ne, 

Magnifica, Majestic, Mary Gibson, Mildred Presby, 
Mme. Cecile Bouscant, Mnie. Gaudichau, Montour, 
Morning Splendor, Mrs. Marion Cran, Opera, 
Pioneer. Romola, Rosa Bonheur, Santa Barbara, 
Susan Bliss, Taj Mahal, Tenebrae, Titan, Tropic 
Seas. True Charm, Valencia, Vesper Gold, 27th Avril, 
San Loiiis Rey, Primrose, Ophelia, Midgard, Bruno, 
Jane Williamson. 

Detailed deseriptions of each of the above will be found in the preceding pages. 
Just imagine what a glorious array may be yours for such a modest expenditure! 
Every one labeled, and if you have never bought Cooley's Oregon grown Irises, you 
will be pleasantly surprised when you open the package and see the vast difference 
between these and ordinary iris rhizomes. 

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Below we offer a few of the finest known new Antunin Flowering Irises. The development 
and improvement of this class of irises has quickened interest in them, and last season we 
received many requests for stock. The few we offer are distinct from each other, and are 
among the most reliable in fall flowering habit. 

For best resiilts fall bloomers should be brought to flower as early as possible in the spring, and should 
be watered in the fall if the season is dry. More frequent dividing and resetting than with ordinary irises 
is also advisable. They are not reliable in the northern portion of the country, but do extremely Avell in the 
SoiTth, on the Pacific Coast, and in the Central West and in the latitude of Tennessee. To bloom them 
successfully in the North, cold frame facilities should be provided to advance the spring blooming period. 

Eleanor Roosevelt 

Deep fluorite pur]ile self, with very rich falls. An 
unusually reliable fall bloomer in Ivansas, Nebraska, 
and Tennessee. A free bloomer, one of the very best. 

Each $5.00 

Frost Queen 

Frosty white, covered with flowers, larger than 
other Avhite autumn flowering sorts. A Kansas 
grower writes that he cut bouqiiets constantly last 
fall from this variety. Each $10.00 

Golden Harvest 

Only yellow fall bloomer introduced to date. 
Standards olive yellow, tinted blue at base ; falls 
citron vellow, with brown and bluish markings near 
the haft. 

Each $2.00 

October Opera 

This is a new color in autumn flowering irises, a 
rich Avine red, resembling the Avell known variety 

Each $7.50 

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From the Gardener s Point of View 

From far away Australia: 

"The parcel of r'nzonies nnd lily bulbs as per your ad- 
vice of September 28th arriverl safely and all of them were 
in good condition, and I have to thank you for your care 
in drying and packing." 

24 Currie Street, 

Adelaide, So. Australia. 

"The iris arrived safely and opened up to my 
complete satisfaction. My thanks are due to you for in- 
cluding in the shipment the variety 'Legend'." 


4 Hurlestone Street, 

Melbourne, Australia 

"The collection of iris roots from you arrived in prime 
condition after a week's trip across the continent. You sure 
do grow them big! They are as fine a lot as I ever saw. 
I'll be back for more when times improve." 

H. L. HUTT. 

Georgetown, Ont. 

"The iris came in tonight and were the finest I have ever 
seen, so large and such wonderful root systems, and as fresh 
as though they were just dug. You spoke about Lodestar 
making a small rhizome — well it was as large as the largest 
I received from a mid-western grower, and that is not said 
in discredit to them., either, for I was entirely satisfied 
with their treatment, but your rhizomes are superb. Shall 
be with you again next year." 


Plymouth, Indiana. 

"The iris and poppies were received Ijy me yesterday and 
were in perfect shape. I beg to advise that the rhizomes 
were decidedly the largest and healthiest looking that I 
have ever purchased from anyone. It will be a pleasure 
for me to place my future orders for iris with j^our con- 


701 Commerce Street, 

Lynchburg, Virginia. 

"Last year I purchased from you the Wm. Mohr collection 
and the Asia collection of iris, and I am pleased to report 
that every one lived and bloomed, and what a show!" . 


■Tecumseh, Nebraska. 

"Many thanks for the clean and good looking plants, also 
for the "extra. The plants sent last year all bloomed this 

11 Craven Circle, 
Waltham, Mass. 

"The iris rhizomes ordered from you arrived in excellent 
condition this noon, and are already in the ground. If they 
do as well as those ordered last year, they will all blossom 
next June." 


Newburyport, Mass. 

"Just received your shipment of iris, and want to com- 
pliment you on the wonderful roots you sent nie, also thank 
you for the extra. I certainly can recommend your iris very 

6106 King Hill Ave.. 

St. Joseph, Missouri. 

"I wish to thank you for the wonderful iris rhizomes 
you sent. Thc.v are by far the largest and most satisfactory 
I have ever bought." 

Woodland Hills, 

Jackson, Mississippi. 

"Shipment of iris has arrived, and first of all I want to 
thank you for the extra — you couldn't have suited me 
better. Second, let me congratulate you on the quality of 
rhizomes; I have never seen finer, both as to size and 
healthy appearance." 

Rome, Georgia. 

Paffe Ticcnty-e'iglit Y 


It should be unnecessary to point out 
what must by now be generally an 
accepted fact, namely, that these Irises 
are essentially sun-lovers. Further- 
more, that they should be planted in 
positions where good drainage exists, 
and should not be expected to give the 
best flowering results when placed in 
dense herbaceous borders where the 
sun can seldom penetrate to the rhiz- 
omes. If they can be grown in a sunny 
border by themselves so much the bet- 
ter; if not, then let them at least have 
a position in the front of the herba- 
ceous border. They are not particular 
as to soil, and are far better not top- 
dressed with patent manures, bone- 
meal, etc. The use of lime is often 
quoted as being essential, and is often 
very much overdone in consequence. 

I have always found that a dressing 
of ground limestone dug into the Iris 
border at the first planting supplies all 
that is needed in this respect, and is, 
moreover, practically everlasting, in 
that it dissolves very slowly indeed, 
and therefore cannot be given in ex- 

Another important factor in the cul- 
tivation of these Irises is the trans- 
planting. Opinions vary as to the best 
time for this operation, but I am in- 
clined to think, after trying all times, 
that it makes little difference to the 
next year's blooming whenever it is 
done, provided that the ground is in 


Hon. Sec. of the Iris Society 
of Enyland. 

good order for the work, and that it is 
not left until too late in the autumn. 

Late-planted Irises seldom get a hold 
before the real winter sets in and are, 
in consequence, often "heaved"' out of 
the soil by frosts, and make a poor 
show the following summer. There is 
no rule for dividing and transplanting 
Irises, such as "every third year," as is 
often stated. 

The condition of the plant must de- 
cide this. Some of the more rampant 
growers should be divided and trans- 
planted every other year, and if this is 
done it will be found that they rarely 
suffer from rhizome rot. The vigorous 
growers, if allowed to remain undis- 
turbed for a period as long as three 
years, make such a dense clump that 
the sunlight cannot penetrate, with the 
result that not only do they bloom 
sparsely, but often they are attacked 
by disease in the form of rhizome rot. 
This is particularly so in the case of 
Irises of the "Dominion" race. 

A liberal use of superphosphate of 
lime, which can be incorpoiated in the 
soil wliilst replanting the divisions, 
does much to ward off the attacks of 
this disease. ""Dioubtful" rhizomes of 
varieties which are too valuable to 
throw away should have all the soil 
removed from them, be dipped in a 
mauve solution of permanganate of 
potash, and then left in a dry, airy 

place for a month or six weeks before 

If they are going to rot they will do 
so in spite of all these precautions. If 
they survive they can l)e replanted 
with every prospect of success. 

Owing to the vagaries of our weather 
I frequently have Irises on my hands 
waiting for suitable weather and soil 
conditions to replant them for a month 
or more at a time, and though the 
rhizomes dry up entirely and the 
leaves die down considerably I have 
never found that the plant suffers in 
the least. Root-action goes on whilst 
the rhizome is in the dry state, and 
the plant goes ahead very quickly as 
soon as it is replanted. I would far 
rather adopt this principle than "heel 
in" the plants pending replanting, 
which generally results in the break- 
ing off of new fibrous roots which the 
plant has made during the period of 

One other point about planting. The 
rhizomes should not be planted deep, 
but should be placed just below the 
level of the soil surface and the roots 
spread out to insure firm planting and 
room for expansion. The rhizome will 
soon work to the surface again, but if 
planted on the surface in the first in- 
stance it is not so easy to get the plant 
firm in the ground, which is essen- 
tial. — "Gardeniiui Illustrated." 


A good many years 
ago de/alers were in the 
habit of offering bulbs 
of Spanish Iris at very 
low prices, often as 
low as fifteen or twen- 
ty cents a hundred. At 
that time I was accus- 
tomed to buy a few 
hundred each year and 
plant them in the cutting garden. They 
were fairly hardy and in most cases 
would last for several years. 

Then a few years ago I happened to 
be in England in .July and saw the' 
English Irises in blossom. Naturally 
I was completely captivated by them 
for they are wonderfully beautiful. As 
soon as I came home I wrote to one of 
the leading Iris specialists in the 
northeastern states, and asked him if 
he could supply me with the bulbs of 
the English Iris. His reply was that 
they did not carry them in stock nor 
recommend them to their clients as 
they were not entirely hardy and they 
did not like to supply their customers 
with anything which would prove a 
disappointment. Now, while this an- 
swer is entirely correct from the stand- 
point of the nurseryman, it did not 
completely satisfy me: so 1 went ahead 
and got bulbs of English, Dutch, and 
Spanish Iris and have been grou-ing 
them ever since xcith the utmost satis- 

By Frank A. Waugh 

Let it be said at once that the dis- 
tinctions between Spanish, English, 
and Dutch Iris, are rather uncertain. 
For general garden purposes they may 
lie all lumped together as Bulbous Iris. 
These are apparently not the same 
ones, however, mentioned by Mr. Wood 
in Floioer Groirer for .January 1933, 
page 18, but on the whole I think they 
will prove quite as satisfactory as those 
he mentions, to the average gardener. 

There are very few nurseries in the 
Eastern states which carry any stock 
of these varieties, though some of the 
bulb importers will supply Spanish 
varieties especially. The best source 
of supply which I have found is the 
Pacific Northwest. From that section 
we get larger, stronger, better bulbs 
than we have ever secured from any 
other source. 

These bulbs come to us in late sum- 
mer and are immediately planted in 
rows in the open garden, much as 
onion sets would be planted. They re- 
quire no special care. They should be 
put out as soon as received which will 
be the latter part of September or 
some time in October; the earlier the 
bettei'. In nearly all cases they will 
make some fall growth, often as much 
as five or six inches of green shoot 
showing above the ground when win- 
ter arrives. However, they do not seem 
to suffer any serious consequences 
from the freezing of these fall sprouts. 

As a rule we put on evergi-een 
ijoughs after the soil is thoroughly 
frozen; these are simply to hold the 
snow on as late as possible in the 
spring. No other protection is given. 
So far as I know ive have never lost a 
bulb by winter freezing! 

Some growers recommend that the 
bulbs be taken up after flowering late 
in July, dried out thoroughly, and re- 
planted in September. We have done 
this several times with entire success. 
We have also left bulbs out year after 
year with no appreciable deterioration. 

Some varieties increase in our gar- 
den, others hold their own, while some 
of them run out after a few years. 

All of these varieties are extremely 
beautiful in flower. In fact they are 
one of the most striking plants in any 
garden. They are often compared with 
Orchids, and this is suggestive. Colors 
are mostly blue, white, and yellow. 
They are remarkably fine for cutting. 
Stems are tall, 12 to 30 inches, with 
good lines. The flowers last well in 

According to my observation, not 
fully verified l)y experiment, the im- 
portant requirements are clean, well- 
drained soil, with nearly full sunshine, 
but with protection from severe winds. 
It seems a pity that such beautiful 
plants as the Bulbous Irises should be 
neglected through a general misunder- 
standing of their cultural require- 
ments. — "Flower Grower." 

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After having grown a trial collection of bulbous irises, Mr. 
Chas. Gersdorff, well known iris hybridizer and horticultural 
specialist of Washington, D. C, wrote as follows: "I consider 
the Dutch improved hybrids, new Spanish iris, and Tingitana 
hybrid irises as ideal for garden use and for cutting for any 
amateur flower grower, for their ease of culture, hardiness 
and wonderfully long-keeping flowers." 


Likewise, Mr. J. B. Wallace, Jr., past secretary of the Iris 
Society, ordered a complete collection for trial in the test 
gardens at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. He wrote 
us that he was very much surprised at the manner in which 
they so successfully grew and flowered, and that it was a 
great pity that so few gardeners realized how easy they were 
to grow. 

Bulbous Iris Collection 

Selected for long season of bloom 

1 Doz. "^YEDGEWOOD■' 


1 Doz. " SCHWARTZE" 



1 Doz. "CAJxVXUS" 


No substitutions will be made on this offer. 

The 7 Dozen, Postpaid, $3.50 


Their hardiness and the large color range has made 
them very popular as garden sub.jects, the brilliant 
elear yellows, flashing" blues, and sparkling whites 
adding immeasurably to the spring border. 

As with the English group, they are perfect mate- 
rial for cut flowers, as they will stand considerable 
handling and may be shipped safely for long dis- 
tances if cut Avhen in bud. 

FALL, not later than October. They are perfectly 
hardy except in extreme cold sections, where they 
should have a mulch of salt hay or tree boughs. 

If you are not growing them you are missing one 
of the real joys of gardening. Use them in masses as 
you would tulips or daffodils. Plant 4 inches deep. 

ADRIAN BACKER. A luiiform purple-lilac, good 
sul)stance. Height 20 inches. 

D. HARING. Standards greenish white, falls pure 
white ; a very large flower of great substance. Early, 
height 26 inches. 

DIRK DALENS. Quite a recent novelty and one 
of the boldest flowers in the Dutch group. Large 
pale blue standards, falls clear blue with very nar- 
row orange stripe. $1.25 per dozen; $10 per 100 

GOLDEN BRONZE. Standards dark violet, edged 
bronze, falls attractive golden bronze. A very beau- 
tiful, extremely luminous flower of large size. 22 
inches tall. Price per dozen, $1.25 ; $10 per hundred. 

JAN WEENIX. (Morning Mist) Standards and 
falls a uniform soft lavender blue. Another of the 
newer group of recently introduced sorts. One of 
the tallest, growing 30 inclies in height. 

$1.25 per dozen; $10 per 100 

LEONARDO DA VINCI. Standards creamy white, 
falls canary yellow with orange stripe. A very large 
flower, produced on stems up to three feet in height. 
Segments very broad and of wonderful texture. 

POGGENBEECK. A splendid flower of uniform 
dark blue, a great improvement on the older Impera- 
tor. Height 20 inches. 

S. DE VLIEGER. (Blue Horizon). Very broad 
and strong, light violet-blue standards, falls soft sky 
blue Avith narrow orange stripe. A large, beautiful 
flower 27 inches tall, wliich has received many 
awards. Late. $1.25 per dozen; $10 per 100 

cornflower-blue standards, falls pure white, with 
very narrow orange stripe. This is of comparatively 
recent introduction and certainly one of the loveliest 
things in this list. 24 inches tall. 

WEDGEWOOD. A Tingitana Hybrid resembling 
the Dutch iris in all respects, except that it flowers 
ten days to two weeks earlier. Fine large flowers of 
bright wedgewood blue, a uniform coloring that is 
most desirable either for garden or for cutting. An 
easy iris, to grow but must be in well drained soil 
anci planted about 5 inches deep. Wedgewood is 
ahvays a sensation when exhibited at the spring 
flower shows. 

Thirty \~ 

WHITE EXCELSIOR. Marvelous pure uniform 
Avliite, falls very broad, fine form and substance. 
Use of white and yellow adds life to any planting. 

W. VERSCHUUR. ( Indian Chief ) . An odd and 
bronzy flower, with violet standards tinged bronze 
and falls of clear bronze! Very late, and has the 
distinction of a pronounced fragrance. 22 inches. 

W. ZUIDERVELD (Violet Queen). Standards and 
falls uniform liglit bluish violet: vci'v lai'ge flowei- 
of fine jiroportions. Price $1.50 per doz. ; $12 per 100 

YELLOW QUEEN. Standards and falls a bright 
golden yellow. This variety is the glory of the iris 
garden, for not only is it a beautiful and showy 
thing in itself, but the glorious splash of color which 
it carries enlivens the entire border. It is an indis- 
pensable sub.ject in any iris planting and the long 
wiry stems make it an admirable cut flower. Large 
in size and up to three feet tall. 

DUTCH IRIS PRICES: Except as noted. 75c 
per dozen, 3 dozen for $2, $4.50 per hundred, pre- 
paid. PLEASE do not order less than one dozen. 
Ko bulbs shipped after November 1st. 

A week or ten days later than the Dutch. l)ut 
similar in form and habit, demanding identical 
treatment. They average a greater height than the 
foregoing varieties, and the falls are generally 
somewhat narrower. We offer these to prolong and 
round out the flowering season : 

CAJANUS. (Yellow Giant). A very tall, large, 
golden yellow, giving the same effect as the Dutch 
"Yellow Queen'", but long after it has finished flow- 
ering. 75c per dozen; $5 per 100 

GOLDEN LION. One of the newest things in 
bulbous iris, — a splendid flower with lemon yellow 
standards and very heavily ruffled falls of deep 
golden yellow. Exce]itionally late. This is a genuine 
novelty! $4.00 per' dozen; $30 per 100 

HUMBOLT. Lovely light blue, the- best Spanish 
iris of this color. Very fragrant. 

60c per dozen; $4 per 100 

PRINCE HENRY. Another unique color. — deep 
l)urple standards and brown falls, creating a very 
bronzy effect. 75c per dozen; $5 per 100 

NOTE: If yon want 25 of any one variety, these 
may be had at the hundred price. This does not 
mean a few selected here and there to total twenty- 
five. The i)ricps quoted are for first size bulbs, not 
scc'inds which are often listed at much lower prices. 
AV('d<i('wood makes the largest bulb of all, the rest 
of the Dutch are smaller, and the Spanish group arc 
naturally a small bulb as compared with such things 
as tu]ii)s and daffodils. 

$1.25 per dozen; $10 per 100 



Below Ave list a number of rare species and hybrid 
irises — a distinct group. All of these flower later 
than the bearded section, many of them having very 
attractive foliage as well as colorful blossoms in vari- 
ous shades of blue, yellow, cream, copper and purple. 
'■ They appreciate a slightly heavy and rich soil, and 
are at home in full sun. Plenty of moisture is appre- 
ciated, thus they are adaptable to planting near pools 
and streams. 

A. J. BALFOUR. A 48-inch Monspur hybrid, with lovely 
Cambi'idgc ]>\ui: flowers. Seldom listed and quite scarce. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

AUREA. A tall deep yellow, the rich color being especial- 
ly good. Do not confuse with the bearded iris Aurea. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

DOROTHY K. WILLIAMSON. This is a hybrid of Fulva 
ind Foliosa, with lirilliaiit flowers of dark madder violet. 
' The stems are well branched, making it one of the most 
graceful and beautiful for cutting. Height 2% feet, flowers 
produced well above the narrow slightly drooping foliage. 

Each 25c; three for 50c 

FULVA. The native copper-red iris of the South. A ufivel- 
ty in color and perfectly hardy. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

FULVALA. Cross of Fulva and Lamancea. Not unlike 
the aljove but the color takes on more of the copper tone of 
Fulva; a bright cojjpery red-purple. This is a fine grower, 
and a wonderful cut flower. Supply limited. Each 50c 

LORD WOLSELEY. A very rugged and dependable 
spuria with beautiful flowers of bright blue-purple. 40 inches, 
i Each 50c; three for $1.00 

: MONAUREA. A cross between Aurea and Monnieri, pro- 

1' ducing flowers of clear deep yellow on exceedingly long 

; stems. The foliage is especially good, making it a gem for the 

) waterside. Each 50c; three for $1.00 

' MONNIERI. Deep primrose yellow, and very handsome. 

Likes a great deal of moisture, flowering very , late. We 
highlv recommend this as being of easy culture and a very 
notable flower. Each 50c; three for $1.00 


MRS. A. W. TATE. Vigorous growing, soft porcelain blue. 
This is the very best of the light types. 

Each 35c; three for 75c 

OCHROLEUCA. A white flower with orange markings at 
the thrciat. Desiiable for the border. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

PSEUDACORIS. English yellow water iris. Grows very 
tall and flaunts its blossoms on 5-foot branching stems when 
grown in shallow pools with rich soil. 

Each 50c; three for $1.00 

VERSICOLOR. Belonging to the Laevigata group, it is 
essentially water loving and so can be planted in shallow 
])()ols and swampy places. Flowers a beautiful shade of blue. 
Flourishes in acid soil. Each 50c; three for $1.00 



1933 Introductions 

The three new Spurias listed below were 
raised by the late L. W. Sanford. They repre- 
sent the cream of a large planting of selected 

ALADDIN'S LAMP. A very deep rich yellow. Won- 
derful clarity of color; heavy foliage. The finest deep 
yellow in our collection. Each $1; three for $2.50 

ORIOLE. Greenish primrose yellow. Fine large 
flowers on four foot slender stalks, with broad hand- 
some foliage. Each $1; three for $2.50 

WHITE LANCE. Glistening satiny white. This is 
the best white Spuria iris we have ever seen. Outstand- 
ing in the border, a wonderfully effective subject near 
a pool or stream, and especially desirable as a cut 
flower. Four feet in height. Each $1; three for $2.50 

One each of the above new varieties for $2.50. 

'{ Pat/e Thlrty-tivo }■ 


For tlie rock garden, or for the edge of a border 
planting these are among the earliest of spring 
flowers and among the most colorful. Plant them in 
groups of several of a kind for best effect. They in- 
crease very fast and soon form a dense clump. We 
offer three varieties, all lieavy l)loomers and less than 
six inches high. 

CYANEA. A l)rilliaiit ird-iiurpk'. 

COERULEA. Lovely sky-lilue, clear in tone, and one of 
the first to l)looni. 

ORANGE QUEEN. A clean bright yellow; large flowers. 

I'lici's: The alxive dwaifs are 25c each, three for 50c, ten 
for $1.50, a hundred for $10. 

How to Grow Lilies Successfully 

"Probably success with Lilies is among the proudest 
achievements tliat the gardener knows, yet many hesitate to 
seek it because of the difficulties believed to attend the cul- 
ture of these noble flowers. And while it is quite true that 
certain species demand special conditions for their welfare, 
it is also true that many will thrive under ordinary garden 
conditions. Failure is nearly always due to a lack of under- 
standing of the nature and requirements of the various 
species, for, as a matter of fact, no garden is so poor and 
hungry of soil, or so moist and shady, but it will successfully 
entertain several kinds of Lilies. 

"Winter damp and late spring frosts cause disaster among 
them far more than actual cold; these are the forces chiefly 
to be guarded against. To this end, good, sharp drainage 
should be given all Lilies, and some sort of protective herb- 
age tlirough which the forward young shoots may make their 
way secure against unexpected frosts and rough winds. Later 
this herbage — it may be dwarf growing shrubs, ferns, or 
herbaceous plants — gives to the mature stem the protection 
it craves from the too great heat of the sun, and keeps the 
ground above the bulb more or less cool. These safeguarding 
conditions are always found wherever Lilies grow naturally, 
and such a broad hint from Nature will not be ignored by 
the wise. 

"In planting Lilies in situations that are actually swampy, 
E. H. Wilson tells us to 'Invert the flower pot at the requis- 
ite depth, ]ilace the bulb on the upturned base, and surround 
it with silver or gritty river-sand.' This device somewhat 
reproduces its natural conditions. 

"On the other hand, nearly all Ijilies are dependent upon 
considerable moisture during the growing season and greatly 
relish coolness above and below ground. Thin woodland, 
gently sloping, where the soil is filirous and rooty, and rich 
in leaf matter, furnishes ideal conditions. 

"Although all Lilies may be said to enioy some shade, 
many, if given protection above their lower stems, will thrive 
very well in sunny situations. 

"In planting Lilies among other plants, it must be seen 
to that their neighbors are not of too stout and pervasive a 
character, for the bnllis icsent being crowded and pressed 
upon. But delightful effects may be brought about by plant- 
ing among the bulbs s'ender growing plants that will shelter 
the Lily stems and at the same time provide a becoming 
setting and foil for the Lily flowers. 

"For all Lilies save the marsh dwellers, a soil of fibious 
loam, sand, and leaf soil is the best, and slmuld extend to a 
considerali'e depth. No manure must come into contact with 
the sensitive bulb, tliough feeding may be done from above 
by means of a mulch of well rotted manuie. It is a safety 
first precaution to give all Lily bulbs, when planted, a 
cushion and covering of clean sand to drain away superflu- 

ous water and at the same time to keep the bulb properly 

"The depth at which Lilies should be planted varies, not 
only according to size, but according as to whether they pro- 
duce one or two sets of roots. Some Lilies send out only the 
fleshy perennial roots from the base of the bulb. These do 
not require deep planting — twice the depth of the bulb is 
sufficient and the Madonna Lily is happiest with its bulb 
just covered with soil — and pretty poor soil at that. 

"The stem-rooting species, on the other hand, those that 
issue a mop of fibrous roots at the base of the stem, must 
be sufficiently deep to protect this second set of roots from 
injury from drought, frost and careless digging. Three and 
one-half times the depth of the bulb is none too deep; that is, 
if the bulb is two inches in diameter there should be seven 
inches of soil above it at the least. 

"A large proportion of the finest Lilies have this peculi- 
arity, and to heed its significance is of the utmost import- 

"To safeguard Lilies in winter, not fiom cold but from 
the continual freezing and thawing common to our climate 
(generally speaking, north of the Mason-Dixon line), which 
tears and injures the roots and often heaves the bulb com- 
pletely out of the ground, a mulch of manure or marsh hay 
should be thrown over them after the ground becomes frozen. 
Thus they are secure until the ingi-atiating spring sunshine 
incites the tender young shoots to issue forth, and. thrusting 
aside the hard materials that surround it, push upward to 
greet another spring." — From "Beauty from Bulbs", Scheepers. 

"A word as to their place in the garden picture. Eemem- 
ber, they are among the most striking of all garden plants. 
Unlike many other f'owers, you do not need a 'mass effect' 
with them to enjoy their great beauty. In nature, they are 
seldom found in great quantities together. A single lily, 
standing out against a background of evergreens, a hedge, 
among tall shrubs, or making a charming contrast with a 
group of some other tall flower, such as delphiniums, may 
add more to the real beauty of the garden than an entire 
'l ed'. Study your garden most carefully to select the spots — 
not too many — where lilies are to go, and then plant not over 
six or a dozen, under ordinary circumstances, in a place; two 
or three will often look as well. Spend the extra amount on 
more varieties, which will give you a longer season of these 
beautiful flowei's; thev may be hail from early .Tune until 
October."— From The Book of Bulbs, by F. F. Eockwell. 

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It seems that there is no 
group in the iris category so 
easily grown, so sure to 
flower, and so entrancingly 
beautiful, yet so little known, 
as the English Iris. None so 
nearly resemble the orchid, 
none are more adaptable to 
cutting,- and in addition to 
these features, they flower 
at a period midway between 
the Bearded and Dutch varie- 
ties, and the Japanese. 

The demand during the 
past two years for the new 
introductions has forced us 
to limit our list of named 
varieties this season. How- 
ever, we are offering again 
this year, as we have done 
in the past, a Special Assort- 
ment containing a very wide 
range of colors at a most 
attractive price. This is done 
primarily to acquaint those 
unfamiliar with this unusual 
type, and to prove how easy 
tliey are to grow. 

Because of the prevailing 
opinion among many that 
English iris can be grown 
successfully in on'y a few 
limited localities, we quote 
herewith from two letters 
received last spring from 
widely separated i^oints: 

Xo Iris SO Nearly Resembles the Orchid 

This is a bulbous plant and as in the case of tulips, 
daffodils, and the like, they should be planted about four 
or five inches deep IN THE FALL. If in a very cold 
climate, mulch with leaves, salt hay, or boughs as soon as 
the ground freezes. 


"Last night our Horticultural Society met and I had the 
very great pleasure of showing the fine English Iris bloonus 
from bulbs bought from you last fall. I have had wonderful 
luck with them here in spite of the fact that many iris 
growers told me they would not grow. My bed was great!}' 
admired by all who saw them, and they gave me nearly a 
month of Ijloom after the bearded iris had passed on." 


1308 Waterman Avenue, 

San Bernardino, Calif. 


"The English Iris I bought from you last fall have just 
begun to flower. They are certainly beautiful. Every one 
who has seen them raves over 'Gale S. Hill." In my opinion 
they crowd tlie Dutch Iris out of the picture, and a lot of the 
aristocrats in the bearded group also. I came home this 
afternoon just to erect a waterproof shelter over the blooms. 

as there was a thunderstorm coming! I am enclosing an 
order for a few more in different colors from mine. 

"You people are to be congratulated for securing such 
beautiful things as these new English Iris and making them 
available at such reasonable prices." 

6 Fowler Street, 
Bridgtoii, Maine. 

Mixed Bulbs 50c Do:^., H per 100 

MIXED, a wonderful mixture of Standard and 
other varieties, providing a colorful show for 
the garden or wonderful material for cut flow- 
ers, at the very low price of — 

75c per dozen, 
or a whole hundred for $5.00 

Get acquainted with the English type of iris, 
you will love it. But it must be planted this 
Fall — not next Spring ! Place your order now. 

■\ Page T hirty-four 


"There is nothing in the garden like Jai)anese Iris 
for arrogance, subtlety and sheer insolence of beau- 
ty. This is precisely the effect conveyed when one 
sees Japanese Irises in large masses. When a few 
plants are found on the banks of a .stream, they 
have more of piquancy and less of boldness. They 
are the most striking flowers of -July, and not so dif- 
ficult to grow as the average gardener supposes. 

"It is ?!0i true that Japanese Irises must have bogland or 
even water in which to bathe their roots. They love mois- 
ture, but will flourish in any good garden soil if water is 
applied in abundance and if the exposure is sunny. The 
latter point is important. It is useless trying to grow Jap- 
anese Irises in a shady spot. Sunlight and moisture are the 
two requisites for success with these plants. 

"Let it be remembered that this type of Iris takes an 
entirely different treatment from the Bearded Iris. Instead 
of being planted almost on the surface of the ground, the 
crowns should be buried two inches. 

"Peat can be added to advantage to soil where Japanese 
Irises are to go. ITnlike the bearded Irises, which delight 
in lime, the Japanese forms prefer a soil which is some- 
what acid. Lime should never be used with them. It is also 
important that the ground be kept well cultivated, never 
being allowed to become hard or dry. A summer mulch of 
pulverized peat lessens the amount of hoeing necessary 
and helps to hold the moisture. 

"The location should be one where the drainage is good, 
even though it be close by a pond. These Irises like to have 
their roots reach water in summer, but stagnant water must 
not stand around the clumps, and it is imperative that they 
should not be caked over with ice in winter. 

"Japanese Irises must have plenty of room, and must 
never have competition from weeds or grass. If they are 
used in a general garden away from water, a spot should 
be prepared for them by digging out a foot of earth and 
working in an abundance of well rotted cow manure. If the 
earth is at all heavy set the divided clump on a little mound 
of sand. When winter comes a light mulch will be needed, 

"There is only one way in which to get an abundance of 
large flowers, and that is to supply water with a generous 
hand during the spring before the buds open." — E.xtract 
from "HorticvAture" Magazine. 

-f -f -f 

And from Mr. F. F. Rockwell's valuable l)ook on "Iris" 
we quote the following: 

"The Japanese irises are the last of the more important 
groups to flower. Beginning before the latest of the Tall 
Bearded sorts have finished, they carry on the pageant of 
iris beauty for most of another month, and to new peaks 
of splendor. 

"The Japanese irises, as already pointed out, differ from 
all of the preceding sorts not only in flower form, but in 
general habit of growth. They are considerably taller. The 
effect as they grow in the garden, either at close view in 
the hardy border or bed, or at a distance in landscape 
planting, is so radically different from that of the Tall 
Bearded irises that it would be well worth while to have 
both, even if they bloomed at the same time. Not only are 
the plants taller, but the foliage and flowers are less for- 
mal, and for that reason preferalile for certain types of 

"For midsummer masses of color on a large scale, the 
Japanese irises are unsurpassed." 

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The new 



In keeping with the Cooley pohcj^ of procuring the newest and best, we have secured stock 
of a new strain of these gorgeous irises, the finest ever produced in this country. We refer to 
the "Kemp's Orchid Flowered Japs", listed and described below. While they have been avail- 
able through a very limited number of sources for the past couple of seasons, stock is still very 
scarce and they have found their way into but few gardens. For size, delicacy of colorings and 
vigorous growth, they leave nothing to be desired. As will be noted in the descriptions, many 
of them run to shades of pink, rose, pale blue, gray and lilac. Can you imagine anything more 
lovely ? 


ATLANTA. Double. Rosaline pink, with hue of 
soft lavender pink. Primrose yellow blotch from 
which radiate faint veins of bluish purple. Pistils 
greenish white with bluish tips. 45 inches in heiglit. 

Each 75c 

CELESTINE. Single. Deep silvery pink, veined 
blue; orange blotch. Standards deep pink veined 
blue. A 7-inch flower, 50 inches tall. 

Each 75c 

COLLINGWOOD. Single. Lavender pink ground, 
heavily brushed with violet. Standards very up- 
right and long, petunia violet edged pink. One of 
the most beautiful color combinations to be seen in a 
Jap Iris. 32 inches. 

Each 75c 

CONSTANCE. Single. Cerulean blue feathering, 
overlapping pale forget-me-not background ; orange 
buff markings at base of petals. Flowering in mid- 
season, this is a prime favorite with visitors. 32 

Each 75c 

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DAY DREAM. Single. Soft pinkish lilac, lightly 
veined pale violet blue with heavier shading of the 
same surrounding cadmium yellow blotch. Standards 
pale violet blue. Large in size, a soft pinkish laven- 
der effect. Height 30 inches. Each $1.00 

HARMONY. A finely ruffled variety, so distinct 
from others that it is in a class by itself. Single, of 
medium to large size, an exquisite oxide blue, veined 
and edged lilac pink. Very prominent orange blotch. 
Bi-ight blue standards, pale lilac pink pistils. 42 
inches. Limited stock. Each $1.00 

LAWRENCE. Double. When flower first opens it 
is Hortense blue, quickly changing to Ontario violet. 
Huge blooms, with broad rounding petals. Rich blotch 
extending one-third way up the petals in featherlike 
formation. 42 inches. Each 75c 

MARTHA KEMP. Single. Deep lilac pink ground, 
brushed Venetian blue. The upright standards are 
solid dark bluish violet; orange blotch. A very con- 
spicuous flower, 7 inches in diameter, 4 feet in 
height. Each 75c 

irty-six y 

Collection of 
Kemp's New 
Jap Iris . . 

8 for $5 

Your choice of any 7 of 
the following sorts listed at 
75c each : 
Martha Kemp 

and also, either 

Day Dream 

Eifjht plants in all; vigorous, 
husky roots, A-1 in every re- 
spect. Labeled and postpaid, 
of course. 

Above : 

"KOMBARIN" See next page. 

Below : 


MARVELLA. Single. Plilox purple, splashed 
phlox pink ; orange blotch at base of petals. Pistils 
greenish white, tipped lavender pink. Very large 
blossoms, with broad petals. Midseason; height 32 

Each 75c 

RICHMOND. The newest Kemp introduction, put 
out last season. Its rich lustrous color approaches 
royal purple and dark violet. Some of the flowers 
are lightly mottled and splashed with light pink ; 
prominent orange patch at base of petals. 'My. Kemp 
says, "By far the richest colored Jap Iris I have ever 
seen !" Only a few plants. 

Each $1.50 

ROMANCE. Single. Cerulian blue, heavily mar- 
bled i)inkisli lilac; cadmium yellow bloteli at the 

tliroat. Standards are uniformly colored same as 
falls. Very showy variety with 8-inch blossoms; 40- 
ineh flower stalk. 

Each 75c 

TALMANYA. Pale king's blue, irregularly 
splashed Venetian blue; very bright orange blotch. 
A splendid iris of great merit, of an unusual tone, 
with finely ruffled flowers lY^ inches in diameter, 
40 inches in lieight. 

Each 75c 

VERNON. Single. Bright lavender blue on rosa- 
line pink ground. Narrow band of orange on center 
of lower third of petals. Standards oxide blue, pistils 
creamy white. An 8-inch flower of medium height, 
being about 30 inches. 

Each 75c 

There is a most interesting , well illustrated article on "The Iris in Japan," by George M. 
Reed of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, in the July 1931 issue of American Iris Society 
Bulletin. Mr. Reed made a special trip to Japan to get the story he tells. This Bulletin 
mtiy be obtained from the Science Press, Lime and Green Streets, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

Page T hiriy- seven }■ 


Your Own Selection 
of Jap Iris 

Any 10 for $3.00 
Any 5 for $1.75 

Choose from these only : 
Angel's Den 

Cloud Dress 



Jesephine Heywood 







Kuro Kumo 








Violet Beauty 


Better include one or two 
second choices, in ease we are 
sold out of some you select. 

Above : "CELE8T1NE" 
Below : "MARVELLA" 


AirUKURIN. Sgl. White ground, suffused and heavily edged violet, petaloid stamens edged petunia violet. An 

exceptionally beautiful variety $ .75 

ALICE BLUE. Db'. Large pale blue with yellovs^ markings 50 

ANGEL'S DEN. Dlil. Vinous purple; very good grower 50 

ASAGIRE. Dbl. White, etched with blue; a lovely thing 50 

AZURE. Dbl. :\rauvc blue, yellow blotch, dark halo 75 

CATHERINE PARRY. Dbl. Blue, overlaid with rosy red glow; high tufts in center lend distinction 50 

CLOUD DRESS. Dbl. Grey, lined lightly with purple lines 50 

DCJI. Dbl. Beautiful, white overlaid lavender; of rare form and effect 1.50 

ELEANOR PARRY. Dbl. Claret red, flamed white and blue as the flower ages 50 

FRANCES E. CLEVELAND. Sgl. A gigantic blue-lavender; one of the best of all Japanese irises 50 

GENJIYAMA. 1)1)1. Kich dark purple, long orange blotch and a halo of blue 75 

GOLD BOUND. Dbl. Large, pure snow white, gold bar 50 

HATSUKI. Sgl. Uniform blue; very attractive; strikingly blue 50 

HOSOKAWA. Dbl. Purple blue, with white lines radiating from golden bar at center 50 

JEANETTE PARRY. Sgl. White, suffused with lines of bluish violet. Deep amethyist violet standards 50 

JOSEPHINE HEYWOOD. Sgl. Bright blue, vivid purple sheen 75 

KAGARABI. Sgl. Fine light lavender, veined red purple 50 

KASUGANO. Dbl. Plum purple, pencilings of lavender, orange blotch 50 

KOKO-NO-IRO. Dbl. Fine large red purple with prominent orange blotch; very late 50 

KOMACHI. Dbl. Deep violet purple variety of great beauty 50 

KOMBARIN. Dbl. Extra fine early white 50 

KUMONO. Dbl. Lavender, veined white, yellow center 50 

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KURO KUMO. Dili. D(>o]i inii plc^, nveilaid with blue; extra late $ .50 

MARGARET S. HENDRICKSON. Triple. Soft bluish violet, with white center, radiating out a blue cast. With its 

larf;i\ wavy petals, of triple formation, this iris is in a class by itself. Each 1.00 

NEPTUNE. Sgl. Beautiful dark red, large orange blotch 75 

NISHIKA. Sgl. Large crimson purple, penciled with white 75 

OSAMAKU MIYO. Dbl. Creamy or ivory white, delicately veined with blue. A very rare iris 75 

PARAGON, (-igl. Beautiful large flowers of deep wine red; very striking 75 

PRES. HARDING. Dbl. Thick petaled flower of delicate shade of light blue, veined deep blue. Massive in size, 

t \tr,-i latr, said by some to be the best of all Jap iris. Limited stock. Each 1.00 

RISHONO. Dbl. Red purjjle, overlaid brilliant blue; orange center 50 

SHIGA. Dbl. Reddish blue, very large petals; heavily veined white 50 

SHIMOYO. Sgl. Heavily veined violet on a grey ground 1.00 

SURI. Sgl. Grey ground, slightly overlaid blue 1.00 

TUJT. Sgl. Dark violet blue, flaked white 75 

VIOLET BEAUTY. Sgl. Pansy-violet, yellow blotch; drooping petals 50 

WAKAMURA. Dbl. Crimson violet, with white halo surrounding a yellow bar; sometimes blooms in fall 75 

YONOMO. Sgl. A monster flower in "mother of pearl" coloring 1.00 

Three of the sam.e variety for the price of two. Special quotations on large lots. 

SPECIAL: One each, Pres. Harding, Osamaku Miyo, M. S. Hendrickson, and Aifukurin, 

Four for $2.50, postpaid. 

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These will provide a long season of bloom and give a good idea of the a*R 
" progress which has been made in hybridizing this flower. 

(See opposite page for complete descriptions.) 

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A Lovely stranger 
comes to our 
gardens . . 


Not tliat tliis grou]i of plants is exactly a stranger, 
but the new inti-odnetions listed herewith are so 
great an improveiucnt on the familiar so-called "Day 
Lilies" or "Lemon Lilies" that you would scarcely 
recognize them as such. 

We have gathered together this limited list of the 
finest new productions from American, English and 
Japanese hybridists, and we can assure you that no 
flower of the summer and early autumn season will 
provide greater satisfaction where tones of yellow 
and orange are desired. They are especially desir- 
able in the Japanese Iris garden, or among the lily 
plantings, for they lend a splash of color wholly lack- 
ing in either of these groups. Besides, they are fine 
cut-flower subjects, for while the individual blos- 
soms last for only a dav. new ones follow so rapidly 
that tliere is a continuous succession of blooms. They 
are deliciously fragrant. 

CULTURE. Sim])le and to grow, they de- 
mand only a reasonably moist soil, fairly rich, and 
prefer — but do not recpiire — slight shade. They are 
true hardy perennials. Plants will be delivered in 
September or October. 

We offer the following A'arieties : 

BAY STATE. Brilliant and glistening deep yellow 
on four-foot stems. The flowers have a delightful 
waA'y edge which greatly adds to their beauty. A 
free bloomer, commencing about July 1st and con- 
tinuing through August. 

Each $1.25, three for $3.00 

CINNABAR. A recent variety of brownish red 
coloring; cadmium yellow throat, outer half of pet- 
als sprinkled with brown. Large flowers, with re- 
curving ]>eta!s. Blooms in July. 

Each' $1.50, three for $4.00 

D. D. WYMAN. ( (lie of the famous Betscher hy- 
brids, flowering throughout July and into August. 
The light golden yellow blossoms have a distinctive 
tawny si)lash across each petal. Very large. 

Each $1.25,' three for $3.00 

FLAMID. Rich orange yellow, with bi'ownish re- 
verse. A very ])rolific bloomer. July flowei-ing. 

Each $1.00 

GOLDENI. This is one of the most distinct in 
the list, and while the flowers are not as large as 
some others, the coloring is especially rich and beau- 
tiful. A rich orange with apricot undertone, self 

colored, and produced in the greatest profusion. A 
genuine gem, flowering throughout Jiily and early 
Augiist ; medium in height. 

Each $1.50, three for $4.00 

HARVEST MOON. Somewhat like the foregoing, 
the coloring being sometimes referred to as "orange- 
sherbet". The petals are long and graceful, with 
mediiim height stems. This combines beautifully 
with blue flowers, either in the border or when cut. 
See illustration. Each $1.25, three for $3.00 

LEMONA. As the name implies, a pale lemon 
yellow self; extra large in size. The wide spreading 
blooms are borne on very tall stems, quite late in the 
season. Each $1.00 

MANDARIN. Clear lemon yellow, with greenish 
cast in the heart of each blossom. A very tall, wide 
open, recurved type of flower, increasing rapidly 
and commanding special attention in any ])lanting. 

Each $1.00, three for $2.50 

MIKADO. Large flowers rising fully 10 inches 
above the graceful curving foliage. Body of flower 
is rich orange, with center of each ])etal blotched 
ruddy purple-red. A striking and wholly different 
sort, with stems over three feet in height. 

Each $2.00, three for $5.00 

MRS. A. H. AUSTIN. A very handsome hybrid 
with deep golden yellow flowers ; extra large and 
flowers over a long period. Each $1.00 

OPHIR. Dark golden yellow, on stems that reach 
42 inches. The individual flowers are extra large, 
of heavy texture, and make a splendid companion 
to the variety "Mandarin". 

Each $1.00, three for $2.50 

VESTA. One of the shorter hybrids, but very dif- 
ferent and beautiful. Deep uniform orange-yellow, 
lightly touched with orange-red. Petals are very 
broad and overlapi)ing. well borne above the foliage. 

Each $1.50 

Page Forty-one 

Recent Novelties in ... . 

Oriental Poppies 

Fro/n ]\Ir. Curtis, of Cincinnati. 

A.MUN RA. Red-orange, 28 to 30 inches higli, 
flowers 8-9 inches across. Outstanding' quality. 

NET, each $1.50 

PEARL PINK. Very fine and distinct; a delicate 
shade of light pearly pink, vigorous and prolific. 
Appears like one large tulip Avithin a larger one. Its 
delicate color cannot stand the strong reds and bright 
salmons, and to see it at its best, should be planted 
with blue iris or an early delphinium. Stock limited. 
Medium height. NET, each $2.00 

RED LACQUER. A new deep dark red. of strong 
appeal. Stiff erect stems to 4i inches tall. Blooms 
7 to 9 inches across. Well named. NET, each $1.50 

MANCHU'S FAN. (Ciu-tis, 1934.) Flame red, a 
very large flower, oval in form, witli the green bracts 
extending almost to the top of the bloom. Makes an 
entirely original effect, different from any other 
poppy, and the originator says, "I have a feeling it 
will liave an effect on the po]ii\v family equal to that 
of Dominion in the iris world." Extra strong grower, 
rain'd of increase. NET, each $5.00 

From Dr. Neeley, of Paulding, Ohio. 

JUNE DELIGHT. Very large bright silvery pink, 
the color improving with age. This plant is so out- 
standing among pink poppies that it is predicted to 
have an even greater future than the red variety 
Lulu Neeley. Possibly the greatest of all of Dr. 
Neeley's introductions. Limited stock. 

NET, each $10.00 

PURITY. A beautiful soft pink without any spot 
or blemish whatsoever. For stiffness of stem, form, 
carriage, and clarity of color, no other poppy ap- 
proaches it in its class. This, togetlier with the otlier 
novelties listed above, will be a favorite the world 
over Avhen sufficient stock can be propagated. Very 
fcAv plants. NET, each $10.00 

CAVALIER. Larger than the enormous variety 
Wurtembergia, perfectly formed, and lasts extra 
long in flower. The color is glowing cerise. Few 
plants. NET, each $5.00 

ENCHANTRESS. Soft lilac-rose, a near approach 
to lavender. Opens perfectly, holds its color remark- 
ably well for tliis shade. A true noveltv of excep- 
tional merit. Only a very few plants. NET, each $5 

SPLENDOUR. (Howe, 1933.) This new and en- 
tirely distinct novelty is being catalogued for the 
first time this season. Brilliant, huge, entirely novel 
in color, this blend of peach and apricot, entirely 
overlaid salmon, is unlike any poppy we have ever 
seen. Very late, and a vigorous grower. Each $3.00 


Poppies for Every Garden 

BEAUTY OF LIVERMORE. Deep ox-blood red, 
velvety texture. Each 50c 

CERISE REDDER. Brilliant cerise, producing a 
great abundance of flowers. Each 50c 

EDNA PERRY. A very bright and lovely ]»iidv of 
gooil foi-m. Each 75c 

HENRI CAYEUX. Deep old rose, shaded into wine 
color. An unusual and very beautiful popi\y quite 
imlike any other. vShould be grown in a s])ot pro- 
tected from hot afternoon sun. Each 75c 

KING GEORGE. Large fringed flowers of bril- 
liant scarlet, petals deeply cut like a parrot tulip. 
]\ledium hcigiit, fast increaser. Each 50c 

LORD LAMBOURNE. Fringed, like the foregoing 
but with heavy black blotches and a slightly dif- 
ferent shade. Each 50c 

LULU NEELEY. Finest Oriental Poppy in the 
world today that can be sold at a po lu^ar price. A 

Oriental Poppy Collection 

One of each for $2.50, postpaid. 

LULU NEELEY— Giant blood red. 
KING GEORGE— Fringed orange-scarlet. 
QUEEN LOUISE— Strawberry pink. 
OLY^NIPTA — Very double orange. 
PERFEGTTON— Fine salmon pink. 
WURTEMBERGIA— Huge scarlet. 

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l)i'olifi<" hldoinin^- si)it of deep l)lood-i'ed, iruissive in 
si/e, on tall straiii'lit sti'ins. 

Each 75c; three for $1.75; a dozen for $6.00 

MASTERPIECE. Lilae color, niai'velons flower, 
hnt should be gTown with slight protection from the 
sun lo pi event fading of the delicate color. Each $1 

MENELIK. A definite orange, without much of 
the scarlet tone, with black spots. Each 50c 

MRS. FISHER. Extra large, deep crimson, 4-ft. 
.stems. Each $1 

MRS. PERRY. A very lovely salmon-pink. 

Each 50c 

OLYMPIA. A fluffy double popi>y of soft oraug','. 
with gray stamens in the center. Very free bloomer, 
and the only double variety in the list. Increases 
very ra]>idly by runners, so plant away from other 
varieties. Each 25c; three for 50c; $1.75 doz. 

PERFECTION. Large deep flowers, entrancing 
shade of pink with immense black spots at base. 

Each $1 

QUEEN LOUISE. A melting strawberry pink 
ilower of good finish, with ])ronunent black and red 
l)ase s|)<>ts. To 40 inches tall. Each 75c 

SILVER KING. A wonderful new white poppy of 
excellent form and unusual substance. A tall and 
profuse l)loomer. Each $1.50 

TRILBY. One of the last to bloom. Dark, lustrous, 
deep red. the petals having a plaited appearance. 
Very large, and one of the finest of all poppies. 

Each $2 

WATTEAU. Pure flesh-coral; covered with flow- 
ers, \() hint ell on petals. This is one of tiie rarest 
and loveliest in our list. Each $1.50; three for $4.00 

WELCOME. Deep scarlet, shaggy, with dusty 
black ciMitcr. Very large. Each $1.00 

WURTEMBERGIA. Enormous cerise scarlet ; very 
tall growing. An outstanding flower, attaining al- 
most r.nbelievable size. Each $1 

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LILIES —See page 33 for notes on Lily Culture 


The true form, very scare. This is one of the finest 
lilies in cultivation. A noble pot plant. Immense 
trumpet flowers, pure white on the face with brown 
anthers and deep reddish brown externally. 2 feet. 
July. Flowering size $2.00 each 


The noblest of all lilies. A most elegant plant 
with large heart-shaped leaves and a stem often 12 
feet tall bearing at the top many long tubular Avhite 
flowers with a tint of purple in the throat, very 
fragrant. The ideal place for this lily is an open 
woodland glade or a northern exposure sheltered 
from the hottest rays of the sun. The large bulbs 
should be set shallow in soft ground well mixed with 
leaf-mould and sand. Satisfactory results cannot be 
obtained by planting flowering-sized bulbs. We there- 
fore supply only good sized bulbs to flower the year 
after planting. The leaves are very beautiful the 
first season Avithout the flowers. 8 to 12 feet. June. 

Each $4.00 


A choice Korean species bearing many handsome 
yellow flowers. Petals thick and durable. Very de- 
pendable, but prefers leaf mould and partial shade. 
3 to 4 feet. June. 

35c each, $3.50 per doz. ; 50c each, $5.00 per doz. 


(The yellow Speeiosum.) Here is one of the most 
dependable and robust of all lilies, as well as one of 
the most beautiful and distinct. FloAvering in August, 
and lasting long in bloom, the Henryi lily is of a 
soft clear orange or orange-yellow, very heavy of 
substance, and with a sort of beard or tiny "teeth" 
about the center. There are a few greenish spots near 

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the central poition as well, and the broAvn anthers 
swing loosely from pale green stamens. The stems 
reach a height of four to seven or even eight feet on 
established clumps. Should be planted 10 or 12 
inches deep, preferably in slight shade. Very hardy, 
and thrives not only in cold sections but in the south 
as well. Very fine large bulbs, 40o each, $3.50 per 
ten. ]\rannnoth size. 75c each. 

Martagon Album 

A very i:)retty and dependable little alpine species. 
Flowers pure white and waxy. Excellent for rock 
or wild garden. 2 to 3 feet. June. 

4:0c each, $4.00 per doz. 


A native of California, solid lemon yellow in color, 
and one of the most fragrant of all the lilies. AA^'hen 
grown to perfection it reaches a height of six feet 
and carries from 10 to 25 blossoms. AVill succeed best 
if planted in a clearance in shrubbery in leafy loam, 
where the roots can find sufficient moisture, although 
the bulbs should rest in gravelly soil. Resents lime. 
Base rooting, plant 5 inches deep. Blooms in July. 

Each $1.00 


(Regal or Royal Lily.) Unquestionably the best 
known and most popular lily in the world today, dis- 
covered in the mountain fastnesses of China some 
years ago by E. H. Wilson, famed horticulturist. The 
huge flowers are trumpet shaped, brownish rose on 
the exterior, white suffused luminous yellow within. 
One of the easiest of all lilies to grow, it multiplies 
rapidly, and reaches a height of five or six feet on 
matured plants. The blossoms have a delicious scent. 
It flowers in late June and July, and should be plant- 
ed about 8 or 10 inches deep in sun or light shade. 
Hardy anywhere. Extra selected bulbs. 

Each 25c, three for 50c, $1.75 per dozen 

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The J^ew 


Beeause of its ease of 
culture, rapidity of in- 
crease, and its extreme 
hardiness, the new SUN- 
SET LILY is certain to 
achieve widespread favor. 
It is not only of the easi- 
est culture, but is likewise 
of rare beauty and robust 
constitution. It has been 
known to attain a height 
of twelve feet, with from 
20 to 40 flowers to the 
stalk, and may be depend- 
ed upon to grow consis- 
ti'ntly to 5 or 6 feet. Not 
pai ticular as to soil, it will 
tlirive in full sun or par- 
tial shade, and while it ap- 
preciates good drainage, a 
liberal amount of water 
during the growing season 
pays good dividends in 
larger blossoms and great- 
er height. 

few rivals in the group 
which are generally char- 
acterized as RED. No oth- 
er red lily compares with 
it in size nor height, and 
certainly none of them are 
as easy and simple to 
grow — it is practically 
fool-proof. As will be noted 
in the color illustration, 
this lily is bright red in 
color, the central portion 
being a In-ight yellow with 
dark spots. The anthers 
are long and very pro- 
nounced, lending grace and airiness to the flower. 
Stems are straight and strong with no tendency to 
droop. Plant medium depth, about eight or nine 
inches, in a jiosition where water or seepage will not 
stand during the winter. July flowering. 

PRICES: Strong well grown bulbs, each 75c, 3 for 
$1.75, 12 for $5.00. Postpaid. 

Every lily bulb we send out will be a healthy, clean, fresh 
specimen of flowering size. If you have been disappointed 
before in buying lily bulbs, just give us a trial order. 


(Please don't confuse with L. Pardclinum, which somewhat resembles this picture. 

twice as large and finer in every respect.) 

The Sunset Lily is 

Cooleys Hardy Lily Collection 

All seven of tlie following, properly iiacked. 
labeled and prepaid, for $2.50. 
2 Sunset Lily 

1 Testaceum, apricot-yellow. 

2 Regale, white. 

1 ITenryi, orange-yellow. 

1 Umbellatum, orange-red. 

All first quality blooming size bullis. 

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Two iiew Lilies, produced by 
the U . S. Dept. of Agriculture! 


To those familiar with Lilium Huiiiboldtii this new 
lily might be easily visualized as a great improve- 
ment, with extremely large flowers of a soft tone of 
salmon-orange, and with a lesser number of spots. 
The feAV spots present are of large size and confined 
largely to the central portion of the flower. Shuk- 
shan is a loosely built flower, produced on stiff but 
slightly willowy stems. It is one of the easiest doers 
in our collection of new hybrid lilies, and will thrive 
in sun or semi-shade, is not particular as to soil as 
long as it is not too wet or hardpan. Plant about 10 
inches deep or perhaps slightly deeper in the north- 
eastern part of the country. Height, up to 6 feet. 

Each 75c, three for $2.00 


Very much like the foregoing in all respects, ex- 
cept that it is very heavily speckled with soft brown- 
ish spots. Not quite as tall. The same type of hybrid, 
and should be accorded the same treatment. This is 
being offered for the first time this year. Very lim- 
ited stock. Each $1.00,' three for" $2.50 

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One of the rarest and grandest of all lilies. It is 
among the last to bloom, the flowers being produced 

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in September. Color inside is pale sulphur yelloAV. 
becoming more intense yellow in the throat. There 
is a greenish gleam inside the flower contrasting 
remarkably with' the yellow tone, and the exterior is 
streaked and shaded reddish brown. The individual 
blossoms are enormous, attaining a length of ten to 
twelve inches. Height five to seven feet. As it is 
stem rooting, it should be planted very deep, ten 
inches at least, and in cold sections it should be 
covered with a mulch in winter. Our bulbs are grown 
right here in Oregon, and are of wonderful size. Very 
limited stock. Each $1.50, three for $4.00 

Lilium sulphureum 

I measured one of the best stems today and found it to be 
S feet in height and carrying seven magnificent trumpet- 
sliaped flowers each 8 inclies in length and the same across 
the slightly recurved mouth, the spread of the horizontally- 
disposed blooms being 2 feet. 

The soil in which the bulbs were planted consists of 
heavy and rather soapy loam, to which was added a little 
leaf-mould and sand. This was necessary as the natural 
soil here is sandy clay. 

As this Lily grows so tall and slender — the stem is not 
more than % inch in diameter — and blooms rather late, it 
is advisable to plant on the sheltered side of a wall or shrub 
in order that the huge flowers may be protected from the 
autumn gales. One of the groups in question faces full east 
with a 10-foot bush of Erica arborea in its rear, which 
breaks the strong gales we have from the west at this 
season of the year. 

This fine, hardy Lily was discovered by Mr. W. Boxall in 
Upper Burma, and this gentleman sent bulbs to Messrs. 


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eased stock. We have secured the cleanest and 
healthiest planting of this lily that it has ever been 
our pleasure to see growing, and purchasers may be 
assured that finer bulbs will not be found anywhere. 
The Nankeen lily is very well adapted to planting in 
the l)order, and makes a lovely companion to del- 
phiniums, as it blooms at about the same time. Plant 
(fuite shallow, about three inches, and do not disturb 
the clump. It will increase in size and beauty with 
each succeeding year. Especially selected large 
bulbs, $1 each, $10 per dozen. Plant this lily early; 
no deliveries after Oct. 20th. 


A very subject to grow, and especially desir- 
able because it flowers ahead of practically all the 
other lilies in this list, being at its best in early June. 
The flowers are produced in umbellate heads, several 
in the clusters, and are a bright orange or orange- 
red in color. The growth is stocky, stems being about 
two or two and one-half feet tall. Plant four or five 
inches deep. Hardy and most reliable. 

Each 40 cents, $3.50 per dozen. 


(Mt. Hood Lily.) This fine species from the moun- 
tains of Oregon is the principal trumpet-flowered 
lily native of America. Tall, leafy stems bear as 
man,v as 25 sweet-scented blooms which open white, 
but change to pink and wine color with age. Col- 
lected bulbs often supplied are liable to fail due to 
bruises and drying. Our garden-grown bulbs are 
fresh and healthy. Good drainage requii-ed. 

40c each, $4.00 per doz. 

Hugh Low and Co., with whom it flowered in 1889. For 
some reason it has been given the reputation of teing only 
half-hardy, but I think that in time this will be found to 
be incorrect, and I advise anyone interested to plant it 
without the slightest hesitation, and plant the bulbs 9 
inches deep, care being taken to see that the position is 
fairl.v well drained, especially where the natural soil is 
clay. — E. Markham in Gardening Illustrated. 


This is one of Mr. Wilson's best introductions from 
Central China. It ranks among the finest hardy 
lilies. Foliage long and very deep green. Flowers 
recurving, bright orange-red. 4 to 6 feet. Jul.v. 

50c each, $5.00 per doz. 


(The Siberian Coral Lily.) Bright coral-red. Best 
for rock gardens. 12 to 18 inches tall. ]\lay and 
June. 15c each, $1.50 per doz. 

Tenuifolium Golden Gleam 

A very fine form with flowers of a rich golden 
ai)ricot shade. Identical otherwise with the common 
coral red type. 40c each $4.00 per doz. 


(The Nankeen Lily.) Perhaps the most distinct in 
color of all lilies — a soft apricot or yellow-buff, gen- 
erally described as nankeen yellow. Although known 
and grown for many years, testaceum is still quite 
rare, mainlj^ because so many growers send out dis- 

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